welcome to dl9sau at qsl.net

i saw qsl.net and thought, it's a great idea, also maybe for finding "lost" people..
what are you looking for on my page?


I. ham related data

my name is thomas osterried, dl9sau. my qth is JO62QN.

my ampr mail addresses are


new: dl9sau here at qsl.net

I.I activities

my favourite mode packet radio.

grown up in stuttgart, i was deep in touch with the wampes project.
wampes (wuertemberg amateur multi-protocol experimental software) is, based upon ka9q-net, a porwerful net-program for unix with much enhencements (invened active digipeating and autorouting, enhenced netrom, unix login, implements flexnet protocol, and various ipip/ipudp/axip/.. features). even today, i give much more on wampes than on the linux-ax25 project (simply because i think such a hacked protocol mut not hang around in the system kernel). furhtermore, the wampes-IP may be gated to the u*nix IP-stack.
wampes is more: it comes with a bbs, that intensively uses the u*nix news system, so you can read / post not only via the unix bbs program, but also with your favourite news reader.
and i think it's important to note, that the widely used convers system had it's origins in wampes!
dieter deyke <[email protected]> is the author of this package.

i think abt a download functionality from this site. we'll see.

I.II projects

mostly source code / patches
see http://x-berg.in-berlin.de/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/

II. computers

i live with computers as long as i could walk.
they have become an important point in my live, and i switched to study cumputer-sciences. at the university, i'm working on student-projects for making free software better known. (i.e. linux http://www.spline.inf.fu-berlin.de/).

II.I free software

the free software movement (http://www.fsf.org/) - aka known "open source" is the most important devellopement in our days.
if you compare it with ham-radio, try to imagine what happened, if the develloper of F3E (fm) would have had a copyright on it. then this would be non-free, and every fm-transmitter in the world would have to pay licence fees. incredible! thus, it's a social contract to propagate and use free software. today with linux (i prefer debian http://www.debian.org) or the various bsd derivates (FreeBSD, netbsd, openbsd), we at least have a free operating system. and hey - starOffice will become free either! this movement in mind, that commercial products became free, has started abt. 2 years ago, as netscape (aka morzilla) has become free.

free is not just free for price. it's a social freedom. nobody claims for you to use software, exchange good software, or take pieces of code to make your software better. you *have* the sources, and you can fix bugs - and you are independend from a company that has more interests on seeling programs with more and more ´features´ on the loss of stability.

III. internet


in-berlin e.V. is a non-profit organization. we think, it's a must that people have access to the net. that's enough for today.

vy 73,

    - thomas

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