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Sveasoft violates the GPL
Date: March 13th, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Networking, Software

Sveasoft, maker of replacement firmware for the Linksys WRT54G, has been utilising GPL’d OpenWrt code in its releases without releasing source code. Sveasoft think this is OK because they’ve only released it to a few people – however the GPL says source code must always be given, no matter how small the distribution. I’m an avid user of the OpenWrt firmware and Free Software and cannot really condone what is going on here, parasiting (is that an English word?) on a nice free firmware, demanding money for it, not releasing the source, and denying doing anything wrong…


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One Response to “Sveasoft violates the GPL”

  1. Figelfly Says:

    I agree 100%. I used to use Sveasoft Alchemy, but since discovering OpenWrt, I don’t even know why anybody would want to bother with Sveasoft.

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