Huawei E585 potential violation
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 11:48:56 CET 2011
On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:08 AM, Matthew Scutter
> <yellowplantain at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Through the poor security on the Pocket Wifi 3G Router I've purchased
>> from Vodaphone Australia which appears to be a Huawei E585, I've
>> ascertained it's running Linux.
>> It also appears to have busybox, dbus and many other GPL'd programs
>> shipped with it.
>> I'm not sure how to pursue this, I've contacted Huawei at a number of
>> email addresses, but the only response of any use was a link to
>> I have received no response from the email listed in that document as
>> the contact for source code for over 3 months.
>> Any advice on how to proceed from here would be much appreciated.
> I have seen source releases  from Huawei for their MiFi dongles, in
> fact I'm sure I've downloaded it before but I can't find it.
> Apparently (I don't have one to verify) they ship a GPL license text
> file on the USB storage section of the newer devices. Have you
> checked in there if there's anything like that and if it has details
> on how to get the source?
In fact a 5 min google lead me to the following link for the E5
devices forum which has a locked article with the PDF with details
about how to request a copy of the GPL code. Is there one on your
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