T-Mobile doesn't provide the source of web'n'walk-Box Linux Driver
Jose Bernardo Bandos Rodrigues
jose.bandos at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 15:07:01 CET 2010
Sorry to intrude, but HWActivator is the Huawei supplied utility to switch
their modems from CD to Modem mode. It is included with a MobilePartner java
application and a jre usually. I have also looked a little into it, and
while the strings inside and ldd point to HWA using gpl code, I didn't have
the time to dig much further.
What I also found was that the Huawei-ppp-on-dialer has a email address,
jiangyanfeng at gmail.com, which might put you in reach with one of developers.
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 14:13, Thomas Charron <twaffle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Refer to http://www.fk21.co.uk/cgi-bin/fk21.cgi?sub=tmobile for a
> general idea on how you might be able to work. Note, however, that HW
> Activator is a utility front end to the actual modem driver.
> Oh, and it WAS all provided on the CD-ROM that came with it.
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Matthias Bock <bockmatthias at gmx.net>
> > Hello,
> > T-Mobile is selling different USB-UMTS-Modems, they call
> > "web'n'walk-Boxes". A Linux Driver called "HWActivator"
> > is provided in the internal memory of the device and on
> > the driver CD-ROM.
> > For some reasons this driver doesn't work on my computer,
> > so I wanted to have a look at the source code.
> > A file named "copying" is present in the driver's
> > directory/zip-archive, containing the GNU GPL v2 License Text.
> > I concluded, the source code would be available on
> > T-Mobile's web site, but it is not, and the support
> > center refuses to provide it.
> > They argue, that the program is not licensed under the GPL.
> > In fact, I can not find a statement explicitely saying
> > something like "HWActivator is licensed under the
> > GNU GPL license, which you can find in the file copying".
> > As far as I can judge, HWActivator is nevertheless obviously
> > GPL'ed (maybe because it is derived from other GPL'ed software?).
> > What's the legal situation ?
> > Do I have the right to insist on getting the source code ?
> > Regards, Mat
> -- Thomas
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