How to set up VPN on your DD-WRT router with OpenVPNThis is the talk page for discussing improvements to the DD-WRT article.
Linksys and DD-WRT Announce Support for the Latest WRT RoutersSo to be in compliance DD-WRT needs to specify the exact source code needed to build each and every binary firmware that they distribute.Feel free to ask for help with installing or advanced configurations.I am just a regular free (as in beer) user of the DD-WRT firmware, and came here to read up on its history and main competitors.However, there is no place where a creator of a work registers the copyright, and no place where GPL licensed works are registered as such.This is a GPL violation as well. my only chance in these times was to create a more strict license to enforce our rights on these software parts.So the accusation only has 1 reliable source. -- Voidvector 09:51, 23 September 2007 (UTC).
If not, then their use of the GPL license is inappropriate. (I would like to see the source, but casual browsing of dd-wrt.com shows no link to it.) Lklundin ( talk ) 22:29, 16 November 2008 (UTC).So when the DD-WRT repository contains source code with Broadcom as copyright holder and a copyright notice All Rights Reserved as opposed to the GPL license, then the work is clearly not licensed under the GPL.As this is a constantly evolving project, not every commit to the svn repository can be expected to compile cleanly.An easy step-by-step guide to setting up an Apache Web server on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu.Regardless of whether DD-WRT has Broadcoms permission to disclose this software to the public, the redistribution of Broadcoms proprietary software is not done under the GPL.The company was eventually obliged to release the source code for those routers under the terms of the GPL.Any meaningful interpretation of the word corresponding must really lead to: All the source code, and nothing (or at most insignificantly little) else.I motion that the controversy section be removed in its entirety for reasons that it does not bring any substantial facts about specific violations by DD-WRT of the GPL but merely points to items that may possibly be violations, unproven without further research into the licensing agreements.
The strong voices of this and a select few people have resulted in this widespread negative publicity.Yes, I agree that Broadcom has the copyright also on source code that they license under the GPL license.I vote for keeping the controversies section. -- JHP ( talk ) 03:44, 3 May 2011 (UTC).Network routers are among the main beneficiaries of this trend, especially those that can support a variety of third-party open source firmware projects.In addition to the Copyright Broadcom Corporation, All Rights Reserved some source code even contains the statement.I have a linksys WRT54GL V1.1. I am thinking to use the DD-WRT.But if that source cannot be compiled into ALL of the binaries you sell, you know you are breaking the letter and spirit of OSS.Introduction This page contains more robust explanations of Advanced Wireless Settings than the.
DD-WRT is a firmware based on Linux, especially meant for wireless routers that have an Atheros or Broadcom chip.All eight points are about the included copyright notices of third-party source code.As such it is irrelevant if Broadcom has received a court order to release that code under the GPL: There is actual code in the DD-WRT repository not licensed under the GPL and that is all that matters in the discussion of the source code that DD-WRT distributes as corresponding to binary firmware the project distributes.Just have to add that the Controversy section is severely lacking, and trite at best.In this guide: How to install DD-WRT on your NetGear R7000 and go back to stock firmware if needed.Using GPL code in a commercial product does not have to violate the GPL under certain conditions such as (but not limited to).In this case the project cannot distribute all the source code required to build the binary firmware, and can therefore not describe itself as a GPL project.
So dont make my life harder than it already is by supporting such people —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 ( talk ) 00:18, 13 September 2007 (UTC).So when some of the source code files that DD-WRT distributes do not include the GPL license, then this distribution of source code is not conforming to the GPL and the DD-WRT project can therefore not be described as (pure) GPL.
DD-WRT in Repeater Bridge mode - LeaseWeb labsSo simply removing the information about the GPL violation is insufficient.And you make a good point that it is non-trivial to establish if a given copyright notice is valid or not.Share what router you are using or what you are doing with DDWRT.The best that they can say is that it may possibly be a violation but that is weaselling.The controversy is an important part of DD-WRT, and should be included for completeness.
Legal representatives, please confirm: The GPL requires release of the source code of the initial code and that of any derivative works.Just consider that there are plenty of distributions around that contain proprietary code under a non-GPL licence without source, and the main Linux system and free applications under the GPL or LGPL, and with source.Rolling your own router using OpenVPN and DD-WRT with one of these compatible wireless routers may not be as simple as buying a closed router platform, but it offers.The commercial product acquired licensing from the copyright holder for inclusion into a non-GPL product (multiple licensing of code).Gottschall on the DD-WRT forums that the site 2 page is written by an individual who was a contributor to the DD-WRT project until a difference of opinion created distaste for the project and its current administration and design strategy.I have a DD-WRT router which is set to go through an OpenVPN service called airvpn.Two of these firmware projects stand apart from the rest: DD-WRT and OpenWrt.Create your own super router by installing DD-WRT - our comprehensive and in-depth guide shows why and how to do it.
WRT is part of the model number from linksys WRT54G (which was the original platform for DD-WRT).Even if DD-WRT has a license from AvantCom to distribute this software, the distribution is not in compliance with the GPL.Case in point: The DD-WRT repository seems to contain the (extensive) source of several linux 2.6 kernels, but at least one of the binary firmwares distributed by DD-WRT identifies itself as running a 2.4 kernel. So apart from the clear requirement of the GPL, without the release tags it is really impractical to try and identify which source went into a given binary and which did not.I am not in anyway connected with developers of WRTG54 or any of the derivatives.Since this non-conformance started prior to the stated commercialization controversy, I think it would be appropriate to move the commercialization controversy to the end of the controversy section.