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formal airCube firmware source code request per GPL

 

It seems airCube firmware is based on OpenWRT, the Linux kernel and other GPL-licensed components. See https://openwrt.org/docs/techref/externaldocumentation

 

Per the GPL license I am hereby requesting a copy of the complete modified sources for this firmware which appears to contain GPL software.

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Re: formal airCube firmware source code request per GPL

This has been added to our queue internally.
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Re: formal airCube firmware source code request per GPL

 

I'm also asking Robert Pera on Twitter about this because the lack of source code availability for GPL-derived software seems to go far beyond the airCube product.

 

@UBNT-Robert

 

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Re: formal airCube firmware source code request per GPL

According to GPLv2 section 7, one has no right to redistribute GPL-derived software without complying with the license.

 

Please stop redistributing airCube firmware binaries or comply with the GPL immediately.

 

"Adding to our internal queue" or "It will require a bit of patience" does not consitute an acceptable response.

 

Note that I personally wrote some of the software you are distributing illegally

 

Marc Boucher

(past Netfilter coreteam member / iptables / Linux kernel contributor)

 

 

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Re: formal airCube firmware source code request per GPL

Marc, I appreciate your frustration on this, but it is not something that I can have resolved immediately. Escalating things in this way doesn't help us get them solved, as we are already aware of the issue and working on it. We will continue to work on this and I will take things offline with you personally.
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