[chirp_users] Grumpy old man.

John Toliver
Fri May 8 09:03:10 PDT 2020

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On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 11:52 AM Peter <ptlambert at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Totally agree, thanks Michael.  There are politics surrounding closed
> vs. open source that we should try not to ignore here.
> In my case the only reason my daily driver runs Windows 10 is that I
> have family members doing the same and "free IT services" to provide as
> a result.  It's just easier if I stick to the same page as them when
> describing over the phone how to fix things...
> But no antipathy towards any platform, whatever "gets 'er done" also
> works for me.
> (My lawn is basically brown at this point anyway...)
> On 5/8/2020 7:58 AM, Michael Downey N2UN wrote:
> > As hams, I have never understood why there seems to be such widespread
> > hostility (or even apathy) toward Linux-based operating systems. Our
> > technical legacy is in making our own gear, tinkering, tweaking,
> > adjusting, and "hacking" solutions to technical problems. Linux-based
> > operating systems are the only ones whose software licenses fully
> > allow such activities. As such, we should be champions of its use.
> > With more and more digital modes becoming frequent and predominant, we
> > should work hard to ensure there is more software with free and open
> > source licenses like CHIRP, and more support of free and open source
> > operating systems based on Linux to run them. As much as we work to
> > protect our right to experiment with radio hardware, we should also be
> > working to promote our right to the same experimentation and
> > exploration with software.
> > Even if folks don't realize it, Linux runs critical things in every part
> of your life. 99% of the Internet runs on Linux. Airplanes, public
> transportation systems, military & defense systems, your home WiFi router,
> even things like cars and appliances are more and more relying on Linux
> behind the scenes to ensure they work correctly.
> >
> > Although my current HT's are not supported by CHIRP and I'm not a
> developer to be able to get them to that point, I am incredibly grateful
> for those working on full Linux support. Thank you! :-)
> >
> > 73,
> > Michael Downey N2UN
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