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 Welcome to the Microchip web conferences. We hope you'll use this area productively. Before posting, please read these guidelines:
  • Remember: This conference is only one channel of community-supported technical support. Urgent support issues, such as critical bug reports, should go to our technical support center [http://www.microchip.com/support] -- or to your local Field Application Engineer.
  • Keep posts professional and to the point. Flaming, rudeness, inappropriate language/subjects or non-Microchip related topics may result in you being removed from the forums.  This includes degrading, berating or demeaning comments. We encourage people from all over the world to use our forums.  Rude comments on someone else’s English abilities or mis-use is degrading and inappropriate in these forums and may result in the poster being banned.  
  • Don't post the same message in different areas. If the same message is found posted in multiple areas, the duplicate will be deleted. If you persist in doing this, you may be removed from this conference. .
  • Post in the appropriate forum for the tool that you are using. (e.g. Post messages about MPLAB ICD 2 in the MPLAB ICD 2 forum.) Several Microchip Development Systems engineers monitor the Development Tools forums, but the appropriate people will not read your message if it isn't in the correct forum. Posting in the appropriate forum will also help people find your message later. Remember that the MPLAB ICD 2 forum includes not only the physical hardware, but also the MPLAB ICD 2 software component within MPLAB IDE, and the tool's firmware. If a moderator moves your message to a different forum and you have the forum's email feature enabled, you should receive a notification of the move. .
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    JasonK
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    Freely available projects only 2007/02/21 15:51:06 (permalink)
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    This forum is for freely available tools only. Please do not use this forum to advertise commercial products.

    Also, please remember that Microchip does not directly support these externally-developed projects.
    post edited by JasonK - 2007/02/21 23:23:45
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    RE: Non-commercial projects only 2007/02/21 17:54:52 (permalink)
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    This forum is for non-commercial tools only.

    Do you really mean "non-commercial" or rather "free"?  What is the point of excluding discussion of commercially generated tools if they are freely available?  For example MPLAB is a commercial product but is free (although not open source).  It wouldn't be appropriate here since there are other forums to cover it, but do you really mean to exclude something like that if it were open source?
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    RE: Non-commercial projects only 2007/02/21 23:19:29 (permalink)
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    OK, we really meant don't use the forum for promotional purposes. The forum is for technical discussions only.
    post edited by JasonK - 2007/02/21 23:21:03

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