Re: Linksys WRT54G and the GPL

From: Frank Cusack (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 00:22:13 EST

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 10:41:23PM -0400, Andrew Miklas wrote:
> However, I have gone through all the available information on the Linksys
> website, and can find no reference to the GPL, Linux (as it relates to
> this product), or the firmware source code. Also, the firmware binary
> (see below) is freely available from their website. There is no link
> from the download page to the source, or any mention of Linux or the GPL.

Requoting the above license violations for context.

> Finally, it would be strange if the source was included in the physical
> package, as my contact at Linksys was initially unaware Linux was used
> in this product.

Note that including the source with the physical package is not enough
to meet the GPL requirements. The source must be available to any third
party, not just purchasers of the product.

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