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  • kg4ymg
    TomTom also runs open source software.... http://www.opentom.org/OpenTom:Community_Portal Alot of work has already been done, and its cheaper per unit as
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      TomTom also runs open source software....

      http://www.opentom.org/OpenTom:Community_Portal

      Alot of work has already been done, and its cheaper per unit as well... possibilities! :)

      Tad
      KG4YMG

      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
      >
      > Now that I did not know. Looks like I'm buying yet another test unit.
      > Is there a working build environment out there?
      >
      > Scott
      >
      > Dale J. Robertson wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > apparently some of the Nuvi's are already open source and based on linux.
      > > https://www.techworld.com.au/article/252174/garmin_releases_source_code_linux-based_gps_devicesDale
      > > NV8U
      > >
      > > James Ewen wrote:
      > >
      > >> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Tom Hayward <tom@...
      > >> <mailto:tom%40tomh.us>> wrote:
      > >>
      > >> > I'm veering off topic here, but I think we will eventually find the
      > >> > solution in an open source GPS. I run the OpenWRT operating system on
      > >> > my Linksys router. I hope to one day run something like "OpenGPS" on a
      > >> > GPS device.
      > >> >
      > >> > Is anyone aware of an open source firmware project for an existing
      > >> > GPS, or an open hardware GPS project, with accompanying open software?
      > >>
      > >> This is my ultimate solution as well...
      > >>
      > >> The problem is that GPS manufacturers look at their devices as being
      > >> sources of information, and not being recipients of information. The
      > >> waypoint upload string was designed to receive occasional data from an
      > >> attached device, and not to be a part of an active tracking network,
      > >> which is what we would like to have.
      > >>
      > >> Those of us that use the AvMap G5 have been pestering AvMap to include
      > >> a delete icon routine by age, which has been been refused as being
      > >> unable to be implemented.
      > >>
      > >> I also work hard at trying to convince manufacturers of the merits of
      > >> creating OpenSource versions of their hardware. With the right
      > >> license, the manufacturer could create a base firmware that ships with
      > >> the device, and then others in the community could modify the
      > >> firmware. The manufacturer could pick and choose the best parts of the
      > >> community enhancements to add to their "official" release. You
      > >> wouldn't have to pay a programmer to try and implement all the user
      > >> requests, but simply maintain an official version, while the community
      > >> creates the routines.
      > >>
      > >> The Kenwood line could probably have some really interesting features
      > >> implemented if the firmware were open source. AvMap would be a great
      > >> platform to allow more APRS integration on. Get Kantronics to open
      > >> source the KPC-3, and we could create smarter digipeaters than we have
      > >> now, and would be able to migrate the thousands of digipeaters with
      > >> minimal cost to the community.
      > >>
      > >> I understand when manufacturers are reluctant to open source firmware,
      > >> especially when they are looking at releasing a new unit onto the
      > >> market, but the cycle time of these three units is pretty long. I
      > >> don't see much in the way of a replacement for the KPC-3 on the
      > >> horizon.
      > >>
      > >> I sure lean toward buying hardware that supports open source firmware.
      > >>
      > >> James
      > >> VE6SRV
      > >>
      > >
      > >
      >
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