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sozoridge
Sophomore

access to router source code

I find that the HT2000w router I received today is running Linux.

 

Linux version 3.3.8 (bruce_ma@debian-wheezy-i386) (gcc version 4.6.3 20120201 (prerelease) (Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.02) ) #1 Fri May 5 05:26:51 UTC 2017
Jan 1 00:00:08 (none) kern.notice kernel: klogd started: BusyBox v1.18.5 (2017-05-05 05:04:25 UTC)

 

But do not see any offer to provide, or link providing access to, the source code, nor any statement that GPL license software is in use.

 

For your reference: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html -> "if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights"

 

I'd like to be provided access to the source code.  Thank you.

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C0RR0SIVE
Associate Professor

Hi @Liz

 

I think your response may have been colored by the oddly aggressive posts by the other forum members.

 

As you can see in that old quoted thread, it was asking a wholly different question unrelated to this one.

 

The router of this modem *is* running Linux with Busybox.  Both of which are under the GPL v2 license.  It is not a question of what OS the modem's router is running.  That is already clearly available from the modem's syslog as I quoted in the original post.

 

For your reference:

 

https://busybox.net/license.html#enforce

https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/kernel-enforcement-statement.html

 

Please do pass this on up your support channels.

 

Thank you.

 

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