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Free software drivers for network routers

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Mar 02, 2012 03:46 PM
Free software projects such as OrangeMesh make it easy for users to turn their network routers into mesh network access points. However, there is no way of running OrangeMesh at this time without the use of proprietary software.

Ways to help. We need your help in developing free software drivers and other low-level software to run network routers. One way to do this is to contact the device manufacturer and ask them to release their specifications and/or code as free software. If you know of routers that do not require the use of proprietary software please let us know by contacting hardware@fsf.org. Projects seeking funding in this area should consider applying for a grant from the NLnet Foundation.

To get started, head over to the LibrePlanet wiki area for this project. Please share your plans and work there, so others can help you!

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