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[Savannah-register-public] [task #11582] Submission of RFree

From: Maggie Avener
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #11582] Submission of RFree
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:45:07 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of RFree
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: mavener
            Submitted on: Wed 09 Nov 2011 10:45:05 PM GMT
         Should Start On: Wed 09 Nov 2011 12:00:00 AM GMT
   Should be Finished on: Sat 19 Nov 2011 12:00:00 AM GMT
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah 
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *RFree*
* System Name:  *rfree*
* Type: non-GNU software & documentation
* License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


==== Description: ====
RFree is free software for allocating FM radio stations. It uses the FCC's
database of existing stations, as well as the rules about spacing between
stations, to identify locations and channels available for new stations. RFree
is an expansion of the contour software written by RF engineer Al Davis for
this purpose, and also draws on the FCC's own fortran code.

The primary purpose of RFree is to support new and existing community radio
stations that are using the airwaves for community expression and social
change. The existing software options for FM allocations are proprietary and
pricey, and are therefore only available to RF engineers with substantial
resources. RFree will allow experienced but less resourced engineers to
provide affordable engineering to community groups.

The RFree project is free software for free radio and is open to all
contributors of all skill levels. Development is being supported by the
Prometheus Radio Project (

==== Other Comments: ====
This project uses a copy of the file curves_subroutines.f, a collection of
subroutines from the FCC, assumed to be public domain but not explicitly free
software. curves_subroutines.f is included in the tarball "as is" from the
FCC, and as such does not have a copyright notice or license header. 

==== Tarball URL: ====


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