I do think we need to keep track of how the Linux-radio software develops for ham radio use. If a lot of hams pick it up and use it then we may want to have a copy of the source code just in case. If after the pole shift and we have time on our hands and need flexibility for special operating systems - applications we may want to keep a copy of this around for modification or to be compatible with some other hams. Like you said this can all be done in NT without getting into programming the operating system. NT will be my preference anyway. However a lot depends on which way the majority of the Hams go in the next few years with respect to using or not using this software. If it gets used a lot then we may want a copy just in case a backup alternative method is needed.
Offered by Mike.