Seems the (TR)uSDX QRP, and open source ham radio community are under attack again. Normally don’t share drama, but thought it was important.
Summary & thoughts
In response to Chinese companies making clones of the uSDX, the dev team made it impossible for the clones to make use of the official firmware, released by the project team. This is why we now have the (TR)uSDX. The (TR)uSDX made it possible to differentiate the official hardware, from Chinese clones. This seems fair enough since the project team doesn’t profit from the sales of (TR)uSDX. Still, they support it!
Now, some guy (Rob) comes along, trying to profit from the project, circumventing license protections with his own firmware release. The result is that Chinese clones can now get updated firmware, while the project team gets stuck with all the support requests, from clones not attached to the project.
For those of you who may not understand what the problem actually is. This is how the mcHF was utterly destroyed. Greedy Chinese copycats not honoring the license, and cheap ham radio operators, not supporting the original developer. Perhaps this is why development in ham radio, is practically stagnant! Food for thought anyway.
73 de Julian