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One of the goals of every amateur in the hobby should be to increase the number of new amateurs joining us to replace the ones we lose every year. Having expensive proprietary software as the prominent requirement for running a quality station is exclusionary to newcomers.

As the most experiences members of our hobby begin to exit it, for whatever reasons, we must be prepared to move on and continue with amateur radio. When software is developed by a single person, as EZNEC was, when that person no longer wishes to keep going, and doesn't release their code, the software withers and dies. This is part of the software lifecycle, but in this case there is no alternative to EZNEC that I know of. If you know of one, please drop me a message in my public inbox (found in the sidebar)!
As the most experienced members of our hobby begin to exit it, for whatever reasons, we must be prepared to move on and continue with amateur radio. When software is developed by a single person, as EZNEC was, when that person no longer wishes to keep going, and doesn't release their code, the software withers and dies. This is part of the software lifecycle, but in this case there is no alternative to EZNEC that I know of. If you know of one, please drop me a message in my public inbox (found in the sidebar)!

When software is free, knowledge is free. Encryption and obfuscation isn't allowed on the air, why do we allow it in our software?