SO....since the /. thread has been closed, and since this is a forum about "Modded firmware for the Linksys product line of routers" (primarily). I want to talk about ( since after all, the heading of this forum is "anything goes" ), what people think they consider a reasonable cost for the following: 1. Should source updates be made available electronically, as well as physical media distribution ? ( which do you prefer and why ? ) 2. What do you consider should be a reasonable costs ( if any ) associated with obtaining said source code for modded firmware ? I had a third question to pose, but since we're being enjoined ( i.e. nicely made aware that we should not ) against discussing G_L subject matter, I'll refrain from it. So, what does everyone think. Please, no flames, no bickering. This really is a topic for discussion. Yes, as with most things, it does have a logical driver behind it. To provide feedback to the providers of customized firmware ( I am NOT affiliated with any of them, strictly an interested party in the outcome of this discussion ), with the following: A) Real sentiment about their possible "customer" base feelings regarding availability methods for their deliverables. B) What "traffic is prepared to allow" ( i.e. what the customers are reasonably willing to pay ), with regards "reasonable cost" associated with providing these source deliverables. C) Possibly WHY they feel the way they do. I have tried to put these items as simply and succinctly as possible so that there's no confusion as to what I'm trying to get at. Please read the questions thoroughly before replying, and please give as clear an answer as you are able to. I believe we can all benefit from having this subject discussed .