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[aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube

Blake Bowers bbowers at mozarks.com
Mon Sep 24 04:45:43 UTC 2007


I am a bit confused.

I was under the impression that D-star was an open
standard - available at no charge to any manufacturer,
person, group, Klavern, Gaggle, etc.

Doing a google search seems to bear this out...
http://www2.mmae.ucf.edu/wiki/D-STAR

So what is the problem?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Danny Messano" <danny at messano.net>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:27 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Re: D-STAR video on YouTube


>I think we've already established that he doesn't care how the radio is
> made, and how the RF is generated.. What is going out over the air is the
> issue.
>
> I think putting proprietary protocols, codecs, or modulation schemes on 
> the
> air is against the spirit of Amateur Radio and should not be allowed.  If
> you want the software or hardware to be closed source, fine, but the
> transports should not be.. save that for the internet and consumer 
> devices.
>





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