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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] DV Dongle - AMBE USB Device

From: Jeff Brower
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] DV Dongle - AMBE USB Device
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:33:26 -0600 (CST)
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>> Can you clarify for me, why should the DV Dongle contents be open source?  
>> What GNU licensed code are they using
>> that requires them to give back?
> The DV Dongle device uses open source firmware.

Do you mean inside the Dongle?  If so, which firmware?

> It appears the manufacturer is not following the provisions of the GNU
> license as documentation in the box and the www.dvdongle.com website 
> mentioned in the documentation has no mention of
> the open source firmware, GNU licenses or directly provides the source code.
> I am surprised that there is no open source project for the PC side of this 
> device.  I would start one but have not
> written too many Linux or Windows drivers.  I need to find a driver guru to 
> join the project.
> The SDR-14, SDR-IQ, and DV Dongle use the same ASCP protocol.  My initial 
> thinking is doing  libascp libraries to
> handle the low level stuff.  I was thinking of getting a SDR-IQ.

Is it Moetronix that is promoting the ASCP (Amateur Station Control Protocol) 
protocol?  I can find very few
references to it.


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