Cisco Admits to violating iPhone License

cit200_470.jpgLast week, Armijn Hemel, an open source enthusiast and consultant with Loohuis Consulting, reported that he had reverse engineered Cisco’s iPhone WIP300. From doing so, he discovered that Cisco had violated the GNU by not properly sharing some code from the Linux based device.

From the article:

Hemel spoke with Cisco in October, alerting the company to the omissions, he said. He first began publicly talking about the licensing violation last week.

When he first talked to Cisco, he didn’t identify the exact code that hadn’t been shared but late last week he sent the networking giant a technical report pointing out the relevant code, he said during a phone interview on Monday. He contends that the phone has more than one issue and that he will watch for updates from Cisco. The company hasn’t yet posted any changes or additions to the code it has already shared, he said.

Cisco blogged about the problem this weekend. You can view that here.

via Yahoo News

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