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-====== About the LEDE project ======+====== About the OpenWrt/LEDE project ====== 
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 + ​OpenWrt ​is a highly extensible ​GNU/​​Linux ​distribution for embedded devices ​(typically wireless routers). Unlike many other distributions for these routers, OpenWrt ​is built from the ground up to be a full-featured,​ easily modifiable operating system for your router. In practice, this means that you can have all the features you need with none of the bloat, powered by a Linux kernel ​that'​s more recent than most other distributions.  
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 +===== What is OpenWrt? ===== 
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 + ​Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with optional package management. This frees you from the restrictions of the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to use packages to customize an embedded device to suit any application. For developers, OpenWrt provides a framework to build an application without having to create a complete firmware image and distribution around it. For users, this means the freedom of full customization,​ allowing the use of an embedded device in ways the vendor never envisioned. 
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 +[[https://​wiki.openwrt.org/​about/​start|Learn more at the OpenWrt wiki...]]
  
 ===== A reboot of the OpenWrt community ===== ===== A reboot of the OpenWrt community =====
  
-The LEDE project ​is founded as a spin-off of the OpenWrt project and shares ​many of the same goals. ​We are building an embedded Linux distribution that makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers. The name //​LEDE// ​stands ​for //Linux Embedded Development Environment//​.+In 2016, the LEDE project ​was founded as a spin-off of the OpenWrt project and shared ​many of the same goals. ​The project aimed at building an embedded Linux distribution that makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers. The name //​LEDE// ​stood for //Linux Embedded Development Environment//​.
  
-Members of the project ​already include ​a significant share of the most active members of the OpenWrt community. We intend ​to bring new life to Embedded Linux development by creating a community with a strong focus on transparency,​ collaboration and decentralisation.+Members of the project ​included ​a significant share of the most active members of the OpenWrt community ​and intended ​to bring new life to Embedded Linux development by creating a community with a strong focus on transparency,​ collaboration and decentralisation.
  
-LEDE’s stated goals are:+LEDE’s stated goals were:
  
   * Build a great embedded Linux distribution with focus on stability and functionality.   * Build a great embedded Linux distribution with focus on stability and functionality.
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   * Establish transparent decision processes with broad community participation and public meetings.   * Establish transparent decision processes with broad community participation and public meetings.
  
-We decided to create this new project because of long standing issues that we were unable to fix from within the OpenWrt project/​community:​+The formation of the LEDE project was decided to solve long standing issues that were deemed unfixable ​from within the OpenWrt project/​community:​
  
   - Number of active core developers at an all time low, no process for getting more new people involved.   - Number of active core developers at an all time low, no process for getting more new people involved.
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   - Lack of focus on stability and documentation.   - Lack of focus on stability and documentation.
  
-To address these issues ​we set up the LEDE project in a different way compared to OpenWrt:+To address these issuesthe LEDE project ​was set up in a different way compared to OpenWrt:
  
-  - All our communication channels are public, some read-only to non-members to maintain a good signal-to-noise ratio. +  - All communication channels are public, some read-only to non-members to maintain a good signal-to-noise ratio. 
-  - Our decision ​making process is more open, with an approximate 50/50 mix of developers and power users with voting rights. +  - Decision ​making process is more open, with an approximate 50/50 mix of developers and power users with voting rights. 
-  - Our infrastructure ​is simplified a lot, to ensure that it creates less maintenance work for us. +  - Infrastructure ​is simplified a lot, to ensure that it creates less maintenance work for us. 
-  - We have made our merge policy ​more liberal, based on our experience with the OpenWrt package github feed. +  - More liberal merge merge policy, based on our experience with the OpenWrt package github feed. 
-  - We have a strong ​focus on automated testing combined with a simplified release process.+  - Strong ​focus on automated testing combined with a simplified release process.
  
-===== Name =====+===== Announcing the OpenWrt/​LEDE merge =====
  
-| {{wiki:​logo.png|The ​LEDE logo}} | The name //LEDE// is an abbreviation for Linux Embedded Development Environment,​ a reference ​to its flexibility and embedded buildroot origins, making it a solid choice for embedded Linux applications far beyond ​the wireless router and network appliance realm.|+As of January 2018, both the OpenWrt and LEDE projects agreed ​to re-merge back under the OpenWrt name.
  
-===== Project Meetings =====+The new, unified OpenWrt project is governed under the [[:​rules|rules established by the former LEDE project]]. Active members of both the former LEDE and OpenWrt projects contribute to the unified OpenWrt.
  
-We attempt to have regular IRC meetings to discuss and decide project matters.+==== Joint future ====
  
-==== Next Meeting ====+{{:​media:​merge.svg.png |}} LEDE's fork and subsequent re-merge into OpenWrt did not alter the overall technical direction taken by the unified project. OpenWrt will continue to work on improving stability and release maintenance while aiming for frequent minor releases to address critical bugs and security issues like LEDE did with the 17.01 series and its multiple point releases until now.
  
-The next meeting ​date is yet to be decided.+Old pre-15.05 OpenWrt CC releases are not supported by the merged project anymore, leaving them without any future security or bug fixes. ​The OpenWrt CC 15.05 release series did receive a limited amount of security and bug fixes, but due to its lacking integration in the release automation, no further binary image releases were made. 
 + 
 +The merged project uses the code base of the former LEDE project. OpenWrt specific patches not present in the LEDE repository but meeting ​LEDEs code quality requirements got integrated into the new tree while the source code has been moved to [[https://​git.openwrt.org/​|git.openwrt.org]] with a continuously synchronized mirror hosted at [[https://​github.com/​openwrt/​openwrt|Github]]. The original OpenWrt codebase has been [[https://​github.com/​openwrt/​archive|archived on Github]] for future reference. 
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 +The remerged OpenWrt project ​is legally represented by the [[https://​www.spi-inc.org/​|Software in the Public Interest (SPI)]] - an US 501<​nowiki>​(c)(3)</​nowiki>​ non-profit organization which is [[https://​www.spi-inc.org/​projects/​openwrt/​|managing our OpenWrt trademark]],​ handling our donations and helping us with legal problems. 
 + 
 +Infrastructure formerly available under the lede-project.org domain has been mostly moved to corresponding openwrt.org subdomains and redirects were put in place when appropriate. 
 + 
 +===== Name =====
  
-For the agenda ​of the upcoming meeting refer to the [[http://piratepad.net/ep/pad/view/ro.UdKV08dIlKx/​latest|agenda pad]].+|  {{:​wiki:​logo_owrt.png|The OpenWrt logo}} ​ | The name //OpenWrt// stems from the beginning ​of the open wireless router movements, starting with the [[about:history|first White Russian releases]] for WRT54G routers, marking the start of future wireless router firmware development
 +|  {{:​wiki:​logo_lede.png?​70|The LEDE logo}} ​ | The name //LEDE// is an abbreviation for Linux Embedded Development Environment,​ a reference to its flexibility and embedded buildroot origins, making it a solid choice for embedded Linux applications far beyond the wireless router and network appliance realm. |
  
 ===== Meeting Logs ===== ===== Meeting Logs =====
  
-All meeting logs can be viewed [[http://​meetings.lede-project.org/​lede-adm/​|here]].+IRC meeting logs done during the LEDE fork can be viewed [[http://​meetings.lede-project.org/​lede-adm/​|here]].
  
 ===== People ===== ===== People =====
  
-Here you can find an alphabetically ordered list of the current people involved in //LEDE// Project:+Here you can find an alphabetically ordered list of the current people involved in //OpenWrt// Project:
  
 <WRAP column> <WRAP column>
-^Developers ​            ​^Nickname ^ +^ Developers ​              ​^ Nickname ​   
-|Alexander Couzens ​    ​|lynxis ​  ​+| Alexander Couzens ​       [[developers:​lynxis]]      ​
-|Álvaro Fernández Rojas|noltari ​ +| Álvaro Fernández Rojas   ​[[developers:​noltari]]     
-|Daniel Golle          |dangole ​ +| Daniel Golle             ​[[developers:​dangole]]     
-|Felix Fietkau ​        ​|nbd      +| Felix Fietkau ​           [[developers:​nbd]]         
-|Florian Fainelli ​     |[florian]| +| Florian Fainelli ​        ​[[developers:​[florian]]]   | 
-|Hauke Mehrtens ​       |hauke ​   +| Hans Dedecker ​           | [[developers:​dedeckeh]] ​   ​
-|Jo-Philipp Wich       ​|jow      +| Hauke Mehrtens ​          ​[[developers:​hauke]]       | 
-|John Crispin ​         |blogic ​  ​+| Imre Kaloz               | [[developers:​kaloz]] ​      
-|Jonas Gorski ​         |jogo     ​+| Jo-Philipp Wich          [[developers:​jow]]         
-|Mathias Kresin ​       |mkresin ​ +| John Crispin ​            ​[[developers:​blogic]]      ​
-|Matthias Schiffer ​    ​|neoraider| +| Jonas Gorski ​            ​[[developers:​jogo]]        | 
-|Mirko Vogt            |mirko ​   +| Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant ​ | [[developers:​ldir]] ​       | 
-|Rafał Miłecki ​        ​|rmilecki | +| Koen Vandeputte ​         | [[developers:​xback]] ​      | 
-|Steven Barth          |cyrus ​   +| Luka Perkov ​             | [[developers:​luka]] ​       ​
-|Stijn Tintel ​         |stintel ​ +| Mathias Kresin ​          ​[[developers:​mkresin]]     
-|Ted Hess              |thess ​   |+| Matthias Schiffer ​       [[developers:​neoraider]]   
 +| Mirko Vogt               ​[[developers:​mirko]]       | 
 +| Piotr Dymacz ​            | [[developers:​pepe2k]] ​     ​
 +| Rafał Miłecki ​           [[developers:​rmilecki]]    ​
 +| Steven Barth             ​[[developers:​cyrus]]       
 +| Stijn Tintel ​            ​[[developers:​stintel]]     
 +| Ted Hess                 ​[[developers:​thess]]       | 
 +| Yousong Zhou             | [[developers:​yousong]] ​    | 
 +| Zoltan Herpai ​           | [[developers:​wigyori]] ​    |
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
 <WRAP column> <WRAP column>
-^Wiki Documentation ​     ^Nickname ^ +^ Wiki Documentation ​  ​^ Nickname ​                ​
-|Thomas Endt     ​|[[user:​tmomas|tmomas]] ​  | +| Thomas Endt          | [[user:​tmomas|tmomas]] ​  | 
-|Rich Brown      |richb-hanover ​ +| Rich Brown           ​| richb-hanover ​           
-|Alberto Bursi   ​|bobafetthotmail ​  ​|+| Alberto Bursi        | bobafetthotmail ​         |
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
  
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