[App_rpt-users] Welcome

walter waltcarter30 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 2 01:53:05 EST 2018

Hi Brett,
Thanks,, I got my Pi today. Last night I downloaded and imaged my sd card. I plugged it in today and it came alive. I did the set up and after making changes on my router it started working.
I don’t have my sound fob yet but I still connected to a local hub and am hearing the audio. I did have a lot of help from local hams that helped with some of the final set up. My internet service is not super fast but the audio is clean with no drop outs.
The software was easy to set up. The group did a great job. 

From: Brett Friermood 
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:41 PM
To: Users of Asterisk app_rpt 
Subject: [App_rpt-users] Welcome

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 4:01 PM walter <waltcarter30 at yahoo.com> wrote:

  I feel the same way. I have been reading the posts for the last week and 
  feel reluctant to ask questions. I hope you guys get over this.
  I think I will wait a while before I request help.
  Walt WB4LDS

Walter, and Steve, welcome to the world of AllStar Link.

If you have questions on the use of Asterisk and app_rpt, don't hesitate to ask. There is a lot of technical experience available through this list and I have never seen anyone berated for asking questions and trying to learn. Just a small point, as with other forms of technical support a well written and information rich message will do more to help both you and those helping you than poorly laid out and written messages lacking detail.

As for today's ongoing discussion you referenced, there is much more background than may be visible at face value. Most of the tension stems from a small group of developers who basically forked the project a while back and continue to maintain a closed source repository of their code. General consensus is that the GNU GPL v2 license, under which Asterisk is distributed, requires their code to be open-sourced, yet they have publicly refused to do so.

A quick search of the internet will bring up many more discussions on that topic as well as claims of other questionable activities by those developers. As for some of the other replies to the thread, unfortunately this list is a reflection of the greater world of amateur radio, and similarly has the same broad spectrum of personalities.

Brett KQ9N

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