[App_rpt-users] Other networks using AllStar & app_rpt

Joe Leikhim rhyolite at leikhim.com
Tue Feb 19 20:36:21 EST 2019


That is helpful information. I have been lurking here a long time while 
building my "Uber Repeater" project and linking to another is on the 
long list. Programming is not my strong suit. Ask me anything else about 
RF and I can figure it out.


On 2/18/2019 2:54 PM, Bryan Fields wrote:
> I've been asked about this by several people, and there are several different
> issues at play here.
>
> 1. app_rpt/Asterisk (aka AllStar) can be used to link any repeaters you want.
>   A group can setup another network if they want and use the software to link
> their systems.  The GPL license permits this and provides for people using
> software in any way they want.  This is the great freedom of open source, no
> other amateur repeater linking project permits using their software like this.
>
> 2. Legalities of linking non-amateur repeaters are beyond the scope of this
> list (IMO).
>
> If you think it's legal to link your repeaters using app_rpt, have at it.
> This is between you and the local regulatory authority.  This may be legal in
> some areas and not in others.  While most are based in the US, we have users
> all over the world where it may be legal in their jurisdiction.
>
> If you distribute app_rpt/Asterisk/AllStar for this, you need to comply with
> the license and make the source available.  If you base it on pirated
> software, well then you're still on the hook to provide the source too.  As
> you can't do this, you have no rights to distribute the software.
>
> If you're building a private network grab ASL 1.01 or the source and roll your
> own.  It's all GPL, change it to your needs and release the source, and you're
> free to build your own network.  Post here if you do, we'd love to hear of it.
>
> 73's

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