WRV200 firmware GPL source released (1.0.8 and 1.0.12)

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by HughR, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. HughR

    HughR LI Guru Member

    The Linksys GPL Code Center now has the source code for two versions of the firmware for the WRV200.

    I don't know when they appeared. The tar files are timestamped this month. (I had made a "demand" of Linksys to provide them a few months ago.)

    I had trouble downloading the files. It appears as if the FTP sever does not support passive FTP, all that I will allow through my firewall.

    I have not looked inside the packages to see how feasible it is to hack on the source. The source release need only include code that is GPLed, so key parts may be missing. I also do not know about the build environment.

    Since Linksys appears to be delivering the new units with 1.0.13, they are obliged to release the source for it. This appears not to have happened.
  2. ccbadd

    ccbadd Network Guru Member

    Has anyone had a look at this yet? I also noticed that the WRV54G has a new version posted that is a lot bigger then the old version. I think I might try to set up the crossdev toolchain to give this a little try, what can it hurt.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if the "key parts" are missing this will be due to these part not being part of GPL code, or they will be under another closed source project.

    May I remind everyone that this, would then NOT be a GPL issue, as Linksys has complied with what is GPL and what is not, and you therefore cannot "demand" closed source material if this is the case. it sucks, but thats life.

    what you can do f fix issues with the code, or being to Linksys's attention bugs/issues with the code if you feel you can do better:)
  4. ccbadd

    ccbadd Network Guru Member

    Toxic, In the WRV54G download there is a file that explains how to install the toolchain and compile. At the end the is a very short FAQ that sure makes it seem like the "key parts" are there, but only in binary form. This is fine with me and I will try a compile tonight to see what happens. I really wish I new what there development platform is, right now I am trying out Suse 10.1, but I would like to use whatever they use in house. I have not done much Linux programming so I'm in for a hell of a learning curve.
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    i'll see what i can find out.. can't promise anything though....
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