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[aprssig] Igateing a Non Amateur

Andy Gonzales KG6RWO at comcast.net
Sun Oct 2 05:05:38 UTC 2005


I can fully support bringing in money to support a service as with the FINDU
service, but I throught that making money as in a profit, was not in the
letter or the spirit of the amateur radio service.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Dimse" <steve at dimse.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Igateing a Non Amateur


>
> On Oct 1, 2005, at 4:54 PM, Mark White wrote:
>
> > As far as open source, why is it that when a ham, or whoever,
> > designs a
> > circuit and shares that design with the world, yet he/she designs
> > software and keeps it secret?  It just doesn't makes since to me.  Ham
> > radio is all about sharing ideas.  Apparently that doesn't apply to
> > the
> > software world.
>
> Ham radio is not just about sharing ideas. It is also about providing
> service and making money, among hundreds of other things. People have
> rights to their intellectual property just as they have rights to
> their physical property, and that includes the right to do with that
> property what they choose. Some people choose to share it, some
> choose to make money with it, some choose to provide a free service
> with it. Each of these is a valid choice of the owner which must be
> respected.
>
> Steve K4HG
>
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