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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] LibreWRT : A 100% FOSS GNU/Linux-libre Distro

From: Jaromil
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] LibreWRT : A 100% FOSS GNU/Linux-libre Distro
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:59:15 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

hi Jason,

On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, Jason Self wrote:

> Thanks, Jaromil.
> It appears that there are a few different issues going on.
> It looks like you're trying to compile FreeWRT, not LibreWRT. Our project
> is located at

hoeps, sorry :)

i'll look at LibreWRT then.

FWIW, i've been up all night with FreeWRT without success: their
firmware-packaging server doesn't works and i can't compile the
firmware.... now i'm actually happy is not your project.

> Even if you turn your attention to LibreWRT, it looks like the
> device you're referring to requires proprietary software for full
> functionality.  As a matter of policy [1] we can't support that
> device. Please see our website for more more information on devices
> that are supported at present.

yes! exactly. as i know well this Asus device and saw it on the list
of freewrt i was wondering. your behaviour of not supporting it is
correct.  i cannot go further in trying libreWRT, but i'll have a look
at its code and report here my observations.

> Perhaps it's time to consider replacing your hardware with something
> more freedom respecting? :) There are some people that are looking
> at the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND. The initial review of that device
> appears to indicate that it's a good candidate for a 100% free
> system and will likely be the first WiFi router that is officially
> supported.

great! yes indeed i prefer to go for liberated devices. when i've
bought my WL500G second hand a couple of years ago there wasn't any
option that included a wifi chip and a usb 2.0 host in the same 12v
powered box.

yours is a very useful project! i work in the video field and i'm
stuck with WDTV Live boxes having the ignominious Sigma chip for HD
video decoding that is fenced so, despite they run uClinux and
busybox, a single closed component in them prevents me to complete a
project ... this just to say how much is important to know when a
device can be 100% free even before embarking into the adventure of


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