Stumbled Upon This in Google

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by rshakin, May 7, 2007.

  1. rshakin

    rshakin Network Guru Member

    Hey guys, I stumbled upon this in Google the other night, and had a question for the owner of the site. That sells the moded wrt's with tomato preinstalled on them. Now I know that Tomato is opensource and everything, but I am just hoping that the owner of the site has contacted tomato creator and offered a donation, or at least some kind of credit
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    hmmm this site seems to mention mddwrt firmware more than tomato. the problem is that because of open source no one is obliged to offer any donation for copying anyone else's ideas. where did tomoato get his source code from? :)
  3. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    That guy has posted in the past in this forum, but made no mention of selling routers with Tomato included. I know Tomato was originally based upon WRT54GL code, but there are certain code modules that Jon developed that are copyright.

    It's actually good advertising for Tomato, but I hope he has at least been in touch with Jon for approval. Or in the case of DD-WRT the approval of the firmware author.
  4. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    He does not need any approval.
    The theory is that all the firmwares are "derivatives" of Linux. as such, they are under the GPL, which only states that the source code for it must be made available when you distribute the program.

    The limit of what is derivative of the firmware and what isn't has not been tested (this was the rethoric of the Sveasoft guy).
  5. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    So does this mean he is going to provide technical support to his clients who buy his routers with Tomato when they have problems? Or is he going to compromise Jon's goodwill and time to provide answers to any problems his clients have to promote his company's interest? In other words, is he prepared to provide the same firmware support that Linksys provides when they sell routers ...
  6. MacOfTheEast

    MacOfTheEast LI Guru Member

    "The guy" does good work. He's just trying to make an honest living. Relax, have a cocktail. Jon's a big boy: he can take care of himself.

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