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[aprssig] Igateing a Non Amateur

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sun Oct 2 05:16:34 UTC 2005


Yaesu? Kenwood? Icom?

Andy Gonzales wrote:
> 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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