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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Deeper story on FCC versus open source SDR

From: John Clark
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Deeper story on FCC versus open source SDR
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:55:01 -0700
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David Young schrieb:
On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 04:05:07PM -0700, John Clark wrote:
, but because of the FCC's paranoia (and other regulatory agencies
around the world...),


Does any written statement from the FCC give credence to the "regulatory
excuse" for keeping the Atheros HAL closed?  Atheros cites the FCC's
SDR NPRM, which doesn't really apply.

Larry Flint has 'gone to the edge' with pushing the concept of 'free speech' often enough, and won enough, so that, while you may not purchase his Hustler magazine, you may be able to purchase without fear, 'mild' erotica..., because the book seller knows their material is far
away from the Flint edge...

I realize that the analogy may be a bit strained, but I only see companies pushing the regulatory edge, when there is a significant profit to be made. Otherwise, often their policies are to work unquestionably within the regulation. So, if there is a hint that the FCC regs suggest a need for a closed system, they will close it and avoid any ill that could have come their way.

Face it, Atheros, and other wireless chip manufacturers can report profits for a very long time, without making one change in their 'closed' policies. The amount of 'change' for their income by publishing more details of their devices, will not 'double' their profits... or even close...

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