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BT has still not done enough to fulfill the requirements of the General Public License, according to the Freedom Taskforce.

BT Home Hub - the telco's wireless internet router - runs using various bits of open source software. But under the terms of the General Public License, if BT is distributing such software it should also publish the code it's using.

Earlier this week, BT added configuration code to the site where it is making much of the software it is using available, but has not done enough to satisfy the terms of the GNU license.

Shane Coughlan of the Freedom Taskforce, which helps ensure companies follow the General Public License, said BT was still not in compliance.

The code BT has published is available here. ®

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