[conspire] DD-WRT vs. OpenWrt

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Dec 11 00:38:08 PST 2009

Quoting Grant Bowman (grantbow at gmail.com):

> What do you think about the eight alleged GPL violations?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd-wrt

Yeah, saw that very recently.  What is it about embedded software
people?  Don't they ever learn?

> OpenWRT works pretty well for me.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenWrt

Glad to hear it.  I'll consider the matter before Saturday.

I like very much the fact that the OpenWRT filesystem is fully writeable
and has a package format (opkg), if only because I was really not at all
liking the fact that DD-WRT includes only Dnsmasq and not a real
recursive nameserver, and that fixing that was going to require taking
apart and remastering DD-WRT.  So, major points to OpenWRT on that.

> Unfortunately I'll be busy in Berkeley at an Installfest so I won't be
> able to attend the Cabal.
> http://groups.google.com/group/berkeleylug/browse_thread/thread/7e2bf9c5b507f1f

Worth publicising, so:

 Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:20:12 -0800
 Subject: Installfest Saturday at ZaReason
 From: Jack Deslippe <jdes... at gmail.com>
 To: BerkeleyLUG <berkeleylug at googlegroups.com>

Hey All,

We have a special installfest event this week at the ZaReason shop
Saturday.  Kory Malmrose is working on fixing up 15 linux boxes to ship
out to schools in need in Mexico.  It is also a good opportunity to work
on anyones desktops/laptops that want to try out Linux or get something
new working.  Stop by between 10-4 at the shop at 1647 Hopkins St,
Berkeley.  Hope to see you guys there.

Sorry for not advertising this more.  Its been a busy month for me and I
bit off a bit more than I could chew.  However, as Grant likes to say -
"Rumors of my demise are greatly exageratted".  That is to say, I've
made it through the Qual and am ready to roll again.  We have ~200 discs
(minus the 20 or so I gave out at our department table) from Bill and
disc covers from Ernest that are ready to go.  So lets also use Saturday
as a time to plan future activity.


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