Free Knowledge Culture Calendar/July 6

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Today in 2003 the Internet celebrated the victory in the campaign for the release of the firmware source code of Cisco’s Linksys WRT54G Wi-Fi routers, which was withheld in violation of the terms of the GNU General Public License. People immediately started hacking it, and within months of the release the successful OpenWRT distribution had formed and started releasing aftermarket firmware images forked from this code.


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