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AW: [Paparazzi-devel] wiki / buying intention

From: Ethan Arnold
Subject: AW: [Paparazzi-devel] wiki / buying intention
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 08:41:19 +0200


Maybe it would cause less confusion if you just made an offer for the
standard Paparazzi boards, without confusing everybody with other features.
Not that they are not interesting, but it is simply not what most people
want right now.

You keep writing mails with different infos, one per day, every time you
offer little bits of info but never a complete concept with ALL the details
in one document. Also I sure wouldnt order any custom board without seeing
the layout and circuit before, and I'm not sure anyone else on this list

If you want to go your own way with a setup or components that nobody else
has worked with before, and nobody has software for (WITHOUT changes),
except yourself, you will just have to produce and support them by yourself,
I dont think you can expect much support from a community that shares every
line of code and every dot in the circuits and layouts, if you do not share

If I was a hobbyist wanting to experiment with an autopilot, I would not
feel safe going with an individual solution supported only by an individial,
instead of a community project with at least 5 active people which has
existed for years.

To put it bluntly, I (for one) know what Paparazzi can do and I want one, I
dont really care how many processors of what type or how many bits the ADC
has, it's a free project and I want to support it, it has won many contests
and I know that it works and is still being improved so for me there is not
question that I want Paparazzi and no other experiments.

And if I may add, personally I feel you should post on this list with your
full real name and mention where you live and work. Everyone else does not
hold back with this information, and there is a certain thing called
netiquette that requests (I'm not even saying requires) that people use real
names in mailing lists. I usually have my signature with full address in
every email, not for advertising because I dont really sell anything, but
just because I feel it belongs there. I do remove it often when posting on
this list, simply to reduce clutter because everyone already knows who I am.


Robo-Store Ltd.
Martin-Wohmann-Str. 19
D-65719 Hofheim
Tel: +49 (0)6192-2031-938
Fax: +49 (0)6192-2031-939

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: address@hidden
[mailto:address@hidden Im Auftrag von
Gesendet: Freitag, 25. August 2006 07:21
An: address@hidden
Betreff: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] wiki / buying intention

I haved placed a offer for assembled commercial boards on this wiki and
pascal brisset has ask me to remove it. It was proposed in several
configurations regarding used cpu´s, power supply options and gps antenna
As example, the version with gps module(4hz),two cpu´s with lpc2142,
lpc2138, dedicated servo controller mcu and possibility to add a xbee or
maxstream rf-modem, was offered at a price of 66$.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

inal-Nachricht --------
Datum: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 19:32:58 -0700
Von: "Dave Hylands" <address@hidden>
An: address@hidden
Betreff: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] wiki / buying intention

> Hi Chris,
> On 8/24/06, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I invite all that have expressed a buying intention for a commercial
> board
> > to review the wiki page and eventually update the buying intention.
> Just to be clear, you're referring to this wiki page?
> -- 
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada
> _______________________________________________
> Paparazzi-devel mailing list
> address@hidden


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