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drguildo
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Source Code

Post by drguildo » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:06 pm

Most, if not all, of your routers seem to use GPL licensed software such as the Linux kernel and BusyBox. I was wondering where I can get copies of the source code you use in these products? Thanks.

billion_fan
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Re: Source Code

Post by billion_fan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:23 am

drguildo wrote:Most, if not all, of your routers seem to use GPL licensed software such as the Linux kernel and BusyBox. I was wondering where I can get copies of the source code you use in these products? Thanks.
What model were you looking for??

drguildo
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Re: Source Code

Post by drguildo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:13 pm

billion_fan wrote:
drguildo wrote:Most, if not all, of your routers seem to use GPL licensed software such as the Linux kernel and BusyBox. I was wondering where I can get copies of the source code you use in these products? Thanks.
What model were you looking for??
I was hoping there would be a place for downloading the source code for each model, but in this instance the BiPAC 8800NL.

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Re: Source Code

Post by billion_fan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:17 pm

Let me check with our engineers

drguildo
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Re: Source Code

Post by drguildo » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:31 pm

billion_fan wrote:Let me check with our engineers
Did you get a response?

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Re: Source Code

Post by billion_fan » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:27 am

drguildo wrote:
billion_fan wrote:Let me check with our engineers
Did you get a response?
They said they will release the source code once they have time.

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Re: Source Code

Post by Morgaine » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:01 pm

Releasing the source code is a legal requirement of the GPL, a condition which must be met otherwise the developers have no legal right to release their GPL-based firmware at all. They can no more defer releasing the source code "until they have time" than we can defer paying our taxes until we have time.

@drguildo: Did you obtain the sources that you requested?

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