SmartSDR Source

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Hi All, 

As I play with the API I got to thinking about whether or not Flex would release the source to SmartSDR.

I realize this is their flagship product on the Amateur side and perhaps there is technology buried in the source they would choose not to release but I thought I would at least ask the question because you can actually get the PowerSDR source.

In my particular case I have some things I'd like to do and I'm faced with either recreating most of what SmartSDR does (which is a lot of work) and adding my own features or trying to come up with a hack that works outside of SmartSDR and perhaps accomplishes my goal.  Both of these options are not optimal.

For me it would be worth a fee to get a compilable, working SmartSDR source that I could build upon for my interests.  I also would be willing to entertain some licensing requirements as well.

I could see options like the following:

1) Released only to Flex series 6000 confirmed owners with the understanding that Flex will not support modified code.

2) Released only to Flex series 6000 confirmed owners on a fee basis with a similar understanding about supporting modified code.

3) Released as above perhaps with delicate Flex technology provided only in DLL form.

I can think of other ways it would be acceptable as well.  Any one have any thoughts?
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Official Response
We have no intentions to providing any of the SmartSDR ecosystem source code as open source other than what has been released as part of the developer's API program.  This is a conscience business decision to keep the source closed.