Copyright infringement and GPL violation in tinyPEAP

Discussion in 'TinyPEAP Firmware' started by adekok, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. adekok

    adekok Guest

    TinyPEAP is using code taken from FreeRADIUS.[1] They have
    removed the authors copyrights, and are releasing the code under terms
    incompatible with the GPL.[2]

    We have contacted the tinyPEAP developers, and have yet to receive a
    response. Until this issue is sorted out, we ask that people be aware
    that by using tinyPEAP you may be contributing to copyright
    infringement and GPL violation, and may become involved in any legal
    action resulting from this issue.

    We have asked the authors to correct this problem by either:

    1) re-writing tinyPEAP to remove the infringing code


    2) releasing the source code for tinyPEAP under terms of the GPL.

    If the problem is not corrected, or if we do not receive a response
    from the tinyPEAP developers, we will be forced to proceed to the next

    Alan DeKok
    The FreeRADIUS Server Project


  2. alexzk

    alexzk Guest

    TinyPEAP and GPL

    I beg the authors of TinyPEAP to release the program into the GPL. It would do the public much good to have this increased security available to them.

    I know I for one would have no problem donating some cash for this program.
  3. pojo

    pojo Network Guru Member

    Well, that explains some confusion. I googled an error message from the TinyPEAP Win32 server the other day and it came up as being from FreeRADIUS. I didn't understand because the TinyPEAP website said

    Which although is still technically true I guess it's not the whole truth, since it leads one to believe TinyPEAP wrote the radius server. I definitely will not support code stealers. From the looks of it tho, TinyPEAP doesn't seem like a sinister project (it's not like they're making money) so hopefully this can be resolved without "taking it to the next level." I too will donate a few dollars if need be.
  4. ReDFlaG

    ReDFlaG Network Guru Member

    6/9/2005 tinyPEAP has stopped distributing the binaries due to the copyright infringement against FreeRADIUS Project.

    so who lost the most? the end users as usual.
  5. itsmeohmy

    itsmeohmy Network Guru Member

    the end user only suffers if the program is not free(libre) software, as it dont have any control over the software...

    if its free software, any user can keep using the program and redistribute and change it without any fear

    that is the main difference between close source and free software, who have control over the software, the original programers only or everyone
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