[time-nuts] Open source GPSDO

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Thu Dec 6 20:33:04 UTC 2012

If by OpenSource he means that he used the OpenSource
tool chain, and libraries, and then is keeping his source
and executables closed, he may be in violation of
the GNU licenses.

-Chuck Harris

David Kirkby wrote:
> On 6 December 2012 18:28, Murray Greenman <denwood at orcon.net.nz> wrote:
>> Keenan,
>> You can see my GPSDO source code for a mere $50. It comes with manual and
>> executables. The executables alone are $20.
>> See http://www.qsl.net/zl1bpu/MICRO/SIMPLE/SimpleGPS.htm
> Murray ,
> There's a huge difference between open-source and paying $50 to view
> the code for ones own use.
> Even if the code was cost just $0.01, but the code was not open to
> public scrutiny, it detracts from its value. I've no objection to you,
> or anyone else writing code for proffit - I have done it myself many
> times. But your code is not open-source, and does not have the
> advantages that open-source code has - open to public scrutiny,
> ability to share improvements with the community etc. I can't quite
> work out why the title is "Open source GPSDO" when the code is not
> open-source.

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