[Antennaware] Why YO7 has become rare.
Guy Olinger, K2AV
olinger at bellsouth.net
Sun Mar 12 18:02:05 EST 2006
Brian quit selling his software because of software piracy. This
included hams posting his software on web pages for download. There
are other things that happened to him that I won't dignify by
Although it is a real loss to the community, one can hardly blame him.
As long as hams think that it is "OK" or permissible to copy licensed
software for someone else's use, some who DO program for the tiny
niche of ham radio will get discouraged and quit, or some never try it
at all, figuring they could never be remunerated for serious time on a
Those who might have a back-channel to Brian are unlikely to spread it
around, because to do so would violate Brian's trust.
> hi .
> has anyone got a zipped copy of YO7 they might let me have or buy
> please .
My problem is that I can't give or sell YO7 without deleting all my
own copies. I would be giving or selling my LICENSE. If the license is
gone, I must delete all my copies on my computer, including any
backups. That was what I agreed to when I bought the license.
When I am sure I will never use YO7 again, or want to view .YAG files,
I think I could probably sell it for a premium. Unless, of course,
Brian has a change of heart. But it's his stuff, his call, not ours.
I also have AO pro and some other goodies from Brian. I thank my lucky
stars that I got my stuff early on, before the bad boys ruined
Please understand that solicitations to piracy will result in banning
the poster. I have given the prior poster the benefit of the doubt.
The use of the word "license" in such queries would be useful in
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