Telstra frees T-Hub open source code (finally complies with licenses)

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“The nation’s biggest telco Telstra has made the open
source software components used to build its T-Hub next-generation
home telephone system publicly available, after it was criticised
for keeping them private by an Australian software developer last

“In November, local software developer Angus Gratton pointed out
that a number of new Telstra products introduced throughout 2010,
namely the T-Hub, T-Box media centre and potentially its T-Touch
Tab tablet device, were based on the Linux operating system, which
has substantial portions licensed under the GNU General Public

“A common interpretation of the GPL is that it requires
companies who distribute products based on GPL-licenced software
must make source code to the software available to customers
— for example, include a zip file of relevant files on a
documentation CD.”

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