[linux-elitists] QST de KG6INA

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Sat Dec 13 15:31:40 PST 2003

This is good news, but now what am I going to use for an example
of why a government "choice" of proprietary software can turn
into a into a proprietary software mandate for people who must
communicate with the government?

(emphasis added.)

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Subject: ARLB071 FCC announces new Universal Licensing System interface
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 16:25:35 -0500


ARLB071 FCC announces new Universal Licensing System interface

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 71  ARLB071
>From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 12, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB071 FCC announces new Universal Licensing System interface

The FCC on December 14 will unveil a new on-line filing interface
for its Universal Licensing System (ULS), on the web at,
http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls, which includes the Amateur Service.

To implement the changes, the ULS on-line filing system will be down
from 12 AM EST Saturday, December 13, until 10 AM EST Sunday,
December 14.

Among other features, the ULS's new look will include easier-to-read
on-screen forms that guide users through filing and simplify such
routine tasks as applying for license renewal, address change or
vanity call sign. The FCC says the introduction of its new system,
called "ULS License Manager," concludes phase one of an ongoing ULS
overhaul by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

ULS License Manager will be compatible with most major Web browsers
and computer platforms and no longer will require downloading Java
and Java Script files. An FCC staffer involved with implementing ULS
License Manager notes that all features may not be in place when the
system debuts.

The ULS will require all filers to log into the system using an FCC
Registration Number (FRN) and Commission Registration System (CORES)
password. Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs) no longer will be
accepted for log-in purposes, the FCC said.      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Don Marti
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