Bird vs Quagga revisited

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Sat Sep 1 03:12:14 CDT 2012


Edward Dore <edward.dore at freethought-internet.co.uk> writes:

> They used to publish the source for their 2.4 kernel on
> routerboard.com (in fact, it's still available at
> http://routerboard.com/files/linux-2.4.31.zip), but I've not seen
> anything for the 2.6 kernel however and the routerboard.com site was
> redesigned a little while ago, seemingly without the links as far as I
> can tell.
>
> It might be a case of you need to ask them for it. Would be
> interesting to see which bits are GPL.

There is no doubt that *all* bits of the Linux kernel are GPL.  Whether
vendors respect this is another question.  But Mikrotik most certainly
cannot distribute the Linux kernel, modified or not, without also
providing the full source code.


Bjørn



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