Hi all. I apologize if this is the wrong place for this question.
I own a piece of hardware that has an embedded system that appears to be based in whole on a variant of linux. The firmware became corrupted, and so I naively went to the company asking if I could have a copy of the firmware that shipped with the device. They said only if I would pay $899 annual support fee. I then asked them for the source code, to which they responded, it was proprietary and they could not release it without a maintenance contract. So I was able to break into the firmware and fix the issue manually, but now I am very concerned that this company is holding hardware hostage, and doing so with firmware that is open source. By the way the firmware has linux file structure/linux commands you name it. Any suggestions-- especially as to what I could say to the company? Kelly Jones Columbus County Schools _______________________________________________ License-discuss mailing list Licensefirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.opensource.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/license-discuss