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From: Andre Hedrick <andre@linux-ide.org>
To: Tomi Lapinlampi <lapinlam@vega.lnet.lut.fi>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Nokia A036 and the GPL
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 03:20:48 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10307250319000.23423-100000@master.linux-ide.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20030725102010.GF24789@vega.lnet.lut.fi>


Tomi,

Who cares, the world according to Roman .. it all should be free and to
pursue litigation of any kind will offend people and they will not use
Linux.

-a

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003, Tomi Lapinlampi wrote:

> 
> Hi,
> 
> A few weeks ago Andrew Miklas wrote about a potential GPL violation
> with the Linksys WRT54G wireless access point. I may have something
> that falls into the same category, namely the Nokia A036.
> 
> Nokia A036 is a 802.11b access point, small in size and with some
> nice features. Besides using a web interface it's possible to
> telnet into the device to configure it. Here's a sample session:
> 
> LocalAP login: root
> Password: 
> #
> # uname -a
> Linux LocalAP 2.4.17-uc0 #17 Tue Nov 5 20:12:26 CST 2002 armv4l unknown
> # grep -v
> BusyBox v0.51 (2002.11.05-12:11+0000) multi-call binary
> 
> Usage: grep [-ihHnqvs] pattern [files...]
> 
> # cat /proc/cpuinfo
> Processor       : ARM Arm940 rev 1 (v4l)
> BogoMIPS        : 89.49
> Hardware        : POLDHU
> Revision        : 0000
> Serial          : 0000000000000000
> 
> # cat /proc/version
> Linux version 2.4.17-uc0 (root@guava-004.gemtek.com.tw) (gcc version 2.95.3.2 20010315 (release)) #17 Tue Nov 5 20:12:26 CST 2002
> 
> So, it's quite clear that this access point runs Linux and BusyBox.
> It does not use modules - the kernel seems to be static. Therefore
> I must assume that the drivers for the wireless interface are
> free software too.
> 
> I have the factory package and product CD for the A036, but there's
> no sign of the GNU GPL anywhere - or pointers where to get the
> source code - just the normal Nokia copyright texts and disclaimers.
> 
> Having the source code would be useful in learning how this device
> works. It might also be handy for customizing this device. 
> 
> How should I (and the Linux community) proceed to solve this problem?
> Perhaps someone at Nokia is reading this?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Tomi Lapinlampi
> 
> -- 
> You can decide: live with free software or with only one evil company left?
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  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-25 10:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-25 10:20 Nokia A036 and the GPL Tomi Lapinlampi
2003-07-25 10:20 ` Andre Hedrick [this message]
2003-07-25 10:54   ` Roman Zippel
2003-07-25 12:07 Samium Gromoff
2003-07-25 12:47 Erik Andersen
2003-07-25 16:17 ` Geert Uytterhoeven

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