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[time-freq] 1pps from 10MHz for reflock ii

Luis Cupido cupido at mail.ua.pt
Tue Apr 4 10:56:14 UTC 2006

Hi Chris,

I'm willing to share at least the simple ones in which
the protection is irrelevant from a technological point of view,
hence the "yet" on my early post.

Well... I've been sharing a lot of designs for other
things as you know...

Luis Cupido.

P.S. As a matter of fact it was never a big issue
in this project (both reflock I and II) as the vast majority of
users were not interested in the source nor could use it or
understand it or simply not interested. Only had 2 or 3 people
interested in more than 500 users of reflock I and II.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Christopher Hoover 
  To: 'Luis Cupido' ; 'TAPR time and frequency projects' 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 5:01 AM
  Subject: RE: [time-freq] 1pps from 10MHz for reflock ii

   > > *VHDL source* is included in addition to a ready-to-use .pof file.   (No mystery pof files, here.) 

   > If you ever had bothered to ask why I release the pof files and not the VHDL source I would have replied
   > to you that the codes were developed under a contract and I do have a NDA signed and that
   > I retained the right to let the ham community use the codes in the form of object files or pof
   > files but not the source code. 

  I did ask after the sources in January  (http://lists.tapr.org/pipermail/time-freq/2006-January/000040.html), at which point you said, obliquely, "the VHDL files were not released yet"  (http://lists.tapr.org/pipermail/time-freq/2006-January/000041.html).

  I assumed at the time it was a cathedral versus bazaar situation, but now it is clear that you won't/can't release the source files.  That's OK -- I have made my living similarly at times so I get it -- but it would have been good to know from the start that the sources wouldn't be released.

  The bottom line is that if we want the entire design to be truly open, we need to re-create your work from scratch so that the design can be shared and improved upon in an open fashion.

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