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[aprssig] open vs. closed in ham radio (was: Is WXSVR Permanently Defunct???)

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Wed Jul 29 17:52:47 UTC 2009

On Jul 29, 2009, at 1:34 PM, Jason KG4WSV wrote:

> You miss the point:  if the code works, I don't have to _understand_
> it, I just have to _run_ it.  I don't have to reverse engineer
> Microsoft Office to open a word document.

Running findU or WXSVR is nothing like using Word. You do have to  
understand the way the software works in order to keep the site  
running and to fix bugs as they appear. You also need to understand  
networking, server security, the DNS, and dozens more pesky little  

Steve K4HG

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