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Netgear trying to fool their users with "Open Source Router"

Oct 07, 2009, 17:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harald Welte)

"Not only is this extremely Closed Source, but it also

"* has very practical security implications: You can never update your Linux kernel to get the latest security fixes, but have to run vulnerable old kernel versions

* is a very questionable legal practise. Netgear as the vendor is simply relying on the fact that none of the authors who have written parts of the kernel against which their binary-only module links will ever make copyright claims against them."

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