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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] "GNU Radio is crap" and GSoc

From: Ben Hilburn
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] "GNU Radio is crap" and GSoc
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:49:23 -0800

Jeff -
All understood.  Demos that highlight GNU Radio's tremendous progress are crucial to its long-term success.  But
nevertheless Clark makes a crucial point.  GNU Radio is owned by National Instruments and I might guess their sales
guys are not too happy with this thread.  

Erm, what?

This reflects a really severe misunderstanding of GNU Radio.

GNU Radio is _not_ owned by NI, in any way.  GNU Radio is owned by the Free Software Foundation, and has nothing to do with NI.

Ettus Research, the creator of USRP hardware, is owned by NI.  But, USRPs are _not_ GNU Radio.  You are confusing a free software project with a company that makes hardware.  USRPs can be used with LabView, Simulink, GNU Radio, or without any SDR framework at all; they are just general-purpose hardware with a C++ / Python API.
They can't sell "cool demos".  Progress must be made to create
revenue-producing applications.  Like Clark says, most of that work is not fun, and it eats a lot of time and effort,
but in the real business world, there isn't a choice.

Ok.  I should have said "is owned by" with "substantially depends on"...

NI has no control over the direction of GNU Radio.  Ettus Research supports GNU Radio, but we do not control it in any way.  GNU Radio's progress is controlled by Tom Rondeau, and its developers and users; hence, the existence of threads like this for the community to discuss ideas.



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