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 In the beginning of 2005 some new developers joined the team. After some months of closed development the team decided to publish the first "​experimental"​ versions of OpenWrt. The experimental versions use a heavily customized build system based on buildroot2 from the uclibc project. In the beginning of 2005 some new developers joined the team. After some months of closed development the team decided to publish the first "​experimental"​ versions of OpenWrt. The experimental versions use a heavily customized build system based on buildroot2 from the uclibc project.
 OpenWrt uses official GNU/Linux kernel sources and only adds patches for the system on chip and drivers for the network interfaces. The developer team tries to re-implement most of the proprietary code inside the GPL tarballs of the different vendors. There are free tools for writing new firmware images directly into the flash (mtd), for configuring the wireless lan chip (wlcompat/​wificonf) and to program the VLAN-capable switch via the proc filesystem. ​ OpenWrt uses official GNU/Linux kernel sources and only adds patches for the system on chip and drivers for the network interfaces. The developer team tries to re-implement most of the proprietary code inside the GPL tarballs of the different vendors. There are free tools for writing new firmware images directly into the flash (mtd), for configuring the wireless lan chip (wlcompat/​wificonf) and to program the VLAN-capable switch via the proc filesystem. ​
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