[OpenWrt-Devel] Is Linksys/Belkin lying (again) about being open source (WRT1200AC router) ?

Jacek Kikiewicz jaceq at aol.pl
Fri Jan 16 06:55:37 EST 2015


I don't get this discussion, few days Imre Kaloz admitted he will work on WRT1200AC so this
means that Belkin reached out to him...


On 16.01.2015 12:45, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at gmail.com> writes:
>> I'm not entirely sure of the status of WRT1200AC, but if there is
>> nothing here in OpenWRT and nothing else much can be found on the web
>> they are once again lying. They are publishing intentions as if it was
>> something that was already done and consolidated, ready for any buyer
>> to enjoy. If there is something going on between them and OpenWRT we
>> are not aware, at least not via this list.
> You should probably take a closer look at these two emails. Preferably
> in your own list archive if you have one, as the pipermail archive is
> missing some of the more interesting details.  Like who Marvell chose to
> CC the driver announcement to, and which email address they used....
> https://lists.openwrt.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2014-December/030229.html
> https://lists.openwrt.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2015-January/030526.html
> I might be reading too much between the lines here, but this looks very
> promising to me.
> Yes, I also regularily get frustrated with marketing people overselling
> features, and selling them before they are ready.  But you should
> realize that Belkin is not the only vendor doing that. The really
> annoying thing with the "WRTs" is that they oversell a feature we care
> so deeply about - opensource support. But I believe we should appreciate
> the fact that the marketing people find this feature interesting, and do
> our best to keep it that way.  And just realize that overselling is part
> of the game.
> In any case, we are much better off if this list is used for technical
> discussions instead of vendor bashing.
> Bjørn (with absolutely no shares in neither Belkin, Marvell nor OpenWRT)
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