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Source Code Notice from Linksys/Cisco

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Toxic, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Dear Customer / To Whom It May Concern,

    You may have received from Cisco-Linksys LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc., certain products that contained – in part – some free software (software licensed in a way that ensures your freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software). Such products include the ADSL2MUE, EFG120, EFG250, NAS200, NSLU2, RV series (including RV016, RV042, RV082, RVS4000, RV0041, and RVL200), SPA400, WAG54G, WAG300N, WAP series (including WAP4400N, WAP55AG, WAP4400N, and WAP54GPE), WET54GS5, WIP300, WMA11B, WPG54G, WRE54G, WRT series (including WRT54GL, WRT54GX, WRT54GX2, WRT54GX4, WRT54GR, WRT55AGv1, WRT55AGv2, WRTP54G, WRT54GS, WRT55AG, WRT350N, and WRT300N), WRV series (including WRV200, WRV54G, WRV54G-CA, and WRVS4400N), WVC54GC, WVC54G, and Quick-VPN products.

    As part of these products, Cisco-Linksys LLC or its distributors may have distributed to you hardware and/or software, or made available electronic downloads, that contained a version of BINUTILS, GCC, GDB, LIBC, LIBFETISH, LIBIBERTY, PARTED, READLINE, and WGET, which are free (i.e., freedom-respecting – see http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html for more details) software programs developed by the Free Software Foundation, a separate not-for-profit organization without any affiliation to Cisco-Linksys LLC. If we distributed any of these free software programs to you, we want you to know that you were granted a license to that software under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or GNU Lesser General Public License (“Licenses”; copies of which are available from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html). The Licenses allow you to freely copy, modify and redistribute that software and no other statement or documentation from us, including our End User License Agreement, places any additional restrictions on what you may do with that software.

    Further, for at least three (3) years from the date of distribution of the applicable product or software, we will give to anyone who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge of no more than our cost of physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine¬readable copy of the complete corresponding source code for the version of the Programs that we distributed to you if we are in possession of such. In addition, the source code for the latest version (as of May 15, 2009) of the free software programs in connection with the above current products (except for RV016, RV042, RV082, WAP54G, WRE54G and WRT54G3G-VN) is available for free download at http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/gplcodecenter (the source code for the RV016, RV042, RV082, WAP54G, WRE54G and WRT54G3G-VN products will be available for free download from that url by November 15, 2009).

    Contact Information for Requesting Source Code:

    Linksys
    121 Theory Drive
    Irvine, CA 92617

    Tel: 949-823-3000
    Fax: 949-823-4698

    E-mail: freesoftware@linksysbycisco.com
    Attn: Free Software Director and Office of General Counsel

    Sincerely,
    Cisco-Linksys LLC
     

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