Re: Linksys WRT54G and the GPL

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 17:37:51 EST

On Sunday 08 June 2003 21:44, Colm MacCárthaigh wrote:
> Dell now ship a copy of the source and the license on the CD that
> comes with the TrueMobile kit. I really have to make clear here,
> Dell did amazingly well, they researched it, kept me informed,
> responded positively, and rectified procedures. It's a great example
> of how to do it right.
> So, I don't know what the linksys situation is fully, but I do hope
> that this report may help you in that it gives an example of a
> near-identical situation having been resolved successfully in the past.

In the hopes that somebody from Linksys is reading this thread, I'll add my
$0.02. I have one of these routers. I'd buy a second instantly, if only I
could build the firmware and fix some bugs in it. I love the overall
concept, but the buggy html interface is more than a little annoying.

Furthermore, I can think of a lot of uses for this little box, other than just
a router. If I had the source, I'd try some out, and if the results turned
out as well expected, I'd make that public. It's hard to see how this would
be bad for Linksys.



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