[aprssig] New Version 0.45 of UZ7HO "Soundmodem" Soundcard TNC Released
scott at opentrac.org
Tue Oct 30 11:02:26 CDT 2012
That's right. I am not a lawyer but I do know there's a lot of
precedent here. Only a utility patent would protect the actual
mechanism, and it would have to be novel and non-obvious to warrant that.
That said, I don't like starting fights over this stuff unnecessarily.
It's fair for George to not want his hard work to benefit commercial
competitors, but reinventing the wheel won't really benefit anyone. I'm
a firm believer in the aphorism "a rising tide lifts all boats" -
greater compatibility and less duplication of effort is in everyone's
On 10/30/2012 8:50 AM, Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> My understanding (the sum of which would fit in a gnat's navel) of IP
> law in the US is that you can protect your code, but protocols are
> fair game for reverse engineering, and enjoy no IP protection.
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