can we benefit from N1MM's UDC files?

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can we benefit from N1MM's UDC files?

Joop Stakenborg-4
N1MM has a large collection of so called UDC (User Defined Contest)
files, see:

https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/categories/userdefinedcontests

They are packed into a zip file which contains a udc file with a
description of the contest, but there are also member lists and other
stuff. The udc files contains contest and scoring information. I have
looked into it quickly and at first it seems complicated but I am sure
it is well documented and there also seems to be a dedicated editor for
udc files (in exe format of course).

We could benefit from this large library, although I don't know what the
licensing issues might be when including them with tlf.


Just a thought,

73 de Joop PG4I


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Re: can we benefit from N1MM's UDC files?

Nate Bargmann-4
* On 2019 19 Dec 03:46 -0600, Joop Stakenborg wrote:

> N1MM has a large collection of so called UDC (User Defined Contest) files,
> see:
>
> https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/categories/userdefinedcontests
>
> They are packed into a zip file which contains a udc file with a description
> of the contest, but there are also member lists and other stuff. The udc
> files contains contest and scoring information. I have looked into it
> quickly and at first it seems complicated but I am sure it is well
> documented and there also seems to be a dedicated editor for udc files (in
> exe format of course).
>
> We could benefit from this large library, although I don't know what the
> licensing issues might be when including them with tlf.
Sounds interesting and potentially useful, Joop.

I'll just say this about distribution, I think that if the library
of files proves useful and we can build support in Tlf for it, then that
should be sufficient and just provide a link for the user to download
the files, if desired.  This is kind of along the same lines as CTY.DAT
and SCP files which get quickly out of date and that we should likely do
a better job of pointing users toward their download sites rather than
carry outdated versions in our repository.

73, Nate

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Re: can we benefit from N1MM's UDC files?

Drew Arnett
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Conceptually interesting idea.

I'd suggest a separate project/tool/application.  One that could fetch
the UDC content (it's on the net afterall) and output appropriate TLF
config file(s) or appropriate TLF config file(s) template(s).

Would want to see if the UDC stuff is under the same or different
license than N1MM itself.

IIRC, N1MM is open source, no?  And piggybacking is a great force
multiplier in open source.

Drew
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On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 9:45 AM Joop Stakenborg
<[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> N1MM has a large collection of so called UDC (User Defined Contest)
> files, see:
>
> https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/mmfiles/categories/userdefinedcontests
>
> They are packed into a zip file which contains a udc file with a
> description of the contest, but there are also member lists and other
> stuff. The udc files contains contest and scoring information. I have
> looked into it quickly and at first it seems complicated but I am sure
> it is well documented and there also seems to be a dedicated editor for
> udc files (in exe format of course).
>
> We could benefit from this large library, although I don't know what the
> licensing issues might be when including them with tlf.
>
>
> Just a thought,
>
> 73 de Joop PG4I
>
>

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Re: can we benefit from N1MM's UDC files?

Nate Bargmann-4
* On 2019 19 Dec 08:21 -0600, Drew Arnett wrote:
> IIRC, N1MM is open source, no?  And piggybacking is a great force
> multiplier in open source.

I think so, for some definition of Open Source.  I don't know of a
public source repository and the license text of the program installer states it
is free software but doesn't reference a specific license.  Looking at
my installation of N1MM+ in my .wine directory I found no license
document.  To my knowledge N1MM+ is only distributed in binary form.

As far as using the file archive is that at the most basic it would be
polite to ask first.  :-)

73, Nate

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