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by KC7RBW
Sat May 01, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Recent versions of firmware will be removed
Replies: 85
Views: 9495

Re: Recent versions of firmware will be removed

This was the only open source community radio firmware in a well usable state. It stopped being open source when the maintainers stopped sharing the source code. I never wanted the project to die, I only wanted it open again. GPL does not seem to allow any additional conditions of use to be applied...
by KC7RBW
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Recent versions of firmware will be removed
Replies: 85
Views: 9495

Re: Recent versions of firmware will be removed

Yep, we ALL know it isn't first time... For sure! I definitely took the license to mean what it says. Any new comments about "OpenGD"?? I drafted a comment about the CPS, but I had decided not to post it. When shall we spect for your global talk to users?? No plans for any global talk. Yes, I reali...
by KC7RBW
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Developer discussions
Topic: Licence change?
Replies: 52
Views: 4878

Re: Legalese for distributing OpenGD77 firmware

However be aware the license on some of the loader code is not "open source". Its included in the repo, but its copyright me or others. D.6 of the GitHub terms of Service is what makes it clear that code you add to a repository with a license is considered to be under that license. Some of the firm...
by KC7RBW
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Developer discussions
Topic: Licence change?
Replies: 52
Views: 4878

Re: Licence change?

Then you must supply sources for the AMBE codec. I disagree, but I confess my opinion on this one is not quite as informed as other areas of this license. At the bottom of section 3 of the GPL there's an exception: However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anythi...
by KC7RBW
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Recent versions of firmware will be removed
Replies: 85
Views: 9495

Re: Recent versions of firmware will be removed

F1RMB wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:39 pm
Thanks, but I did already know.
Ah! Okay. I took you at your word. I generally assume people mean what they say. This is not the first time I've been wrong.
by KC7RBW
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Developer discussions
Topic: Licence change?
Replies: 52
Views: 4878

Re: Licence change?

I downloaded a copy of the OpenGD77 firmware dated April 3, 2021. As per the GPL-2 licence, I request a copy of the source code used to compile that version. Hi Eric, I have a clone of the code Roger uploaded to comply with my own request here: https://github.com/ajorg/OpenGD77 I also plan to take ...
by KC7RBW
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Recent versions of firmware will be removed
Replies: 85
Views: 9495

Re: Recent versions of firmware will be removed

What in the hell the word " Copyright " is doing here ?! GPLv2/3 are Copyleft . From https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html Copyleft is a way of using the copyright on the program. It doesn't mean abandoning the copyright; in fact, doing so would make copyleft impossible. The “left” in “copy...
by KC7RBW
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Developer discussions
Topic: Licence change?
Replies: 52
Views: 4878

Re: Licence change?

Can one of you lawyers tell me whether I'm allowed to compile special versions and install them for a disabled Ham at my local club. Standard disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. If I make changes to the way the buttons work, to make it easier for him to use the radio, am I r...
by KC7RBW
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Recent versions of firmware will be removed
Replies: 85
Views: 9495

Re: Recent versions of firmware will be removed

Now this project will be sold commercially. Not by me, or by anyone I know of. I had to port the code to C from C++, and kept the copyright lines out of courtesy to the original authors. https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#TranslateCode "The translation is covered by the copyright on the o...
by KC7RBW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Development updates
Topic: New ongoing "Development" version has been created
Replies: 688
Views: 69266

Re: New ongoing "Development" version has been created

This type of explanation leads me to think that if from the beginning the reasons for your interventions had been clear, as now, perhaps we would not have arrived in this unpleasant situation. That's good feedback and I take it seriously, thank you for offering it. I agree that at least my first re...