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[aprssig] pocketAPRS Maps

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Tue Jul 24 18:04:54 UTC 2007


On Jul 24, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Arte Booten wrote:

> Hi all,
>
>      It has been some years since Mike Musick discontinued his  
> development of
> pocketAPRS.  New users can't register the program, which means  
> they've got to
> re-enter their data every time they start it up.  Various aspects  
> of APRS have
> changed, but not so much that pocketAPRS can no longer be used as a  
> client.  I
> understand Mike's reasons for this choice and have no desire to  
> gainsay it.
>
>      One of the things he specified was that his source code  
> wouldn't be made
> available for continued development.   But as far as I know,   
> nothing was said
> pertaining to the maps he made, and later released on CD.  Does  
> anyone know if
> there are limitations or prohibitions on making those maps  
> available?  73

They are copyrighted. A couple years ago I asked to put them into the  
APRS Map Manager, but he only gave permission to use the older ones  
he had previously placed on the TAPR FTP server, not the new ones  
that he only made available by sale of a disk.

Steve K4HG





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