[aprssig] Open Source/Commercial Use acceptable APRS Alternative?

Steve Stroh steve.stroh at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 00:21:36 EDT 2023

The word / phrase APRS / Automatic Packet Reporting System was a trademark
of the late Robert Bruninga. Thus that word / phrase cannot be used for
commercial purposes except under license. I’d guess there is a carve-out
for Amateur Radio use.

I don’t know the particulars but the marine system AIS works much the same
as APRS.

Steve Stroh N8GNJ

On Sun, Aug 6, 2023 at 20:38 John Gorkos <jgorkos at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the deep corners of my brain, I recall there was an alternate
> protocol written Once Upon A Time that supported location
> tracking/telemetry/messaging over AX.25, but was NOT APRS and not
> limited to non-commercial use.  Does anyone have the name and/or links
> to something like that?  I'm working with a non-profit for event asset
> tracking, and I don't want to cross any lines.  We're using LoRa for
> short- to mid-range vehicle/personnel tracking and I'd rather not
> reinvent wheels.
> Thanks,
> John Gorkos
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