[time-nuts] Open source

Scott McGrath scmcgrath at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 15:00:54 UTC 2012

GPL and Open Source are frequently confused technically any code where the source code is available to the customer is open source. As in open for inspection,  under terms agreed to in the license.

What most people think about when they hear about open source is code released under variants of the GPL which require that code released to the public built with GPL tools be made available for no more than the cost of distribution ie you can charge for the cost of the optical disk and postage but no more.


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On Dec 6, 2012, at 4:12 PM, "Murray Greenman" <denwood at orcon.net.nz> wrote:

> My mistake was inferring that my GPSDO software was open source. It's absolutely not. It is proprietary to me and written in AVR assembler. There is no reference anywhere in it to any libraries from any other source.
> So don't get too excited. You can still see what's inside it for $50, but you need to be able to understand AVR assembler source code.
> 73,
> Murray ZL1BPU
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