Re: Testing a linksys WRT54GS.

  • From: Lorenzo Colitti <
    >
  • Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 00:13:46 +0200
  • Cc: Henk Uijterwaal <
    >, Rickard Dahlstrand <
    >,

Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
However, maintaining different forks for different hardware revisions might require a non-trivial amount of work, and there's always the possibility that future versions of the WRT54GS might not run linux at all (this seems aleady to be the case with the WRT54G v5.0).

Perhaps it would be a good tradeoff to buy a certain number of these up front, install the modified firmware on them, and distribute them to customers?
Another thing that could be done, of course, would be simply to use the sveasoft firmware and add user-level modifications to it, e.g. the monitoring programs and a simple script to start them on boot.

Unfortunately, it is not clear to me what Sveasoft's licensing policy is. It seems that Sveasoft sells the firmware (nothing wrong with that), but as soon as somebody who gets asserts his right to distribute the source code (the firmware is GPL) they revoke his access rights:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sveasoft#GPL_Disputes

so they might not be friendly to anyone who wanted to distribute modified versions.


Cheers,
Lorenzo

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