No more Source Code from ASUS?

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KevTech

Very Senior Member
Has Asus stopped providing the GPL source code?
I went to look for the AX86 source and nothing listed.
Then went and looked for AC86 and nothing there either.
 

maxbraketorque

Very Senior Member
ASUS intends to continue to provide GPLs but is having some internal issues with producing GPLs. RMerlin has commented on it a few times in various threads, but no details provided on the issue.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
how ? zip it up and upload the source lol damn asus
It's not that simple. Archives need to be limited to the specific model they cover (you don't want to download a 30 GB archive for a single model), they also need to precompile some components and move them to a specific location, filter out private source code, test that the resulting code compiles properly, etc...

The GPL that you download is quite different from the source code they work from internally.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Today, rarely does anything rest on one, entity, entirely. I'm sure Asus has been waiting for other pieces of the puzzle from others too.
 

albinoman887

Regular Contributor
It's not that simple. Archives need to be limited to the specific model they cover (you don't want to download a 30 GB archive for a single model), they also need to precompile some components and move them to a specific location, filter out private source code, test that the resulting code compiles properly, etc...

The GPL that you download is quite different from the source code they work from internally.
i just find it shady.. i was under the impression (i know i'm wrong now) that open source was just all or nothing.. you cant pick and choose

btw @RMerlin check you pm when you get a chance please if you could. thank you
 
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