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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] To implement WiMAX with GnuRadio or not?

From: Jeff Brower
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] To implement WiMAX with GnuRadio or not?
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 16:31:56 -0500 (CDT)
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>> Alexander is asking excellent questions and I'm surprised at the tepid
>> response -- he's got like 4 replies so far? He's the prototype GNU
>> radio user who needs to maintain his group's IP, he should be
>> receiving "how to's", not "INALs". -Jeff
> Actually, IANAL is a perfectly-valid response.  IP licensing
> arrangements are complicated and studded with sinkholes and minefields.
> I've avoided the issue (I hope!) in my proprietary "stuff" that uses Gnu
> Radio by doing two things:
>       o minimizing the "stuff" that I do inside the flow-graph if I can
> conveniently do it outside
>       o speaking to the flowgraph via named pipes and moving the
> proprietary and user-goop into non Gnu Radio compiled
>          code.
> This is probably the safest thing that somebody who isn't a lawyer can
> do without consulting an (expensive) IPR lawyer.

I agree this is a good approach with clear intent.  Especially if you can show 
things would work the same way if the
pipes connected over Ethernet to another server that did not have GNU radio 

Maybe if GRC had some blocks for this purpose...


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