On 5/04/2013 18:49, Andrew Worsley wrote:
Just got what looks to be a pretty good deal on what
appears to have
GPL version of the code made available.
You may be surprised, but this is actually *very* common.
The majority of consumer routers out there run a homebrew Linux of some
form, and have their open source components available upon request.
Unfortunately only a small minority of consumer routers are supported by
distros such as OpenWrt, despite having the manufacturer's source code
This is mainly a limitation of time and popularity, rather than it being
a difficult technical challenge. Most consumer routers use a very
standard architecture. All that's needed is to figure out how the
bootloader works, where to store the data, and everything else is
standard to the architecture, and already supported by Linux.