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 ====== About the OpenWrt/​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 was 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 were: LEDE’s stated goals were:
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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.
  
 ===== Joint future ===== ===== Joint future =====
  
-As of January 2018, both the OpenWrt and LEDE projects [[start#​announcing_the_openwrtlede_merge|agreed to re-merge]] under the OpenWrt name.+As of January 2018, both the OpenWrt and LEDE projects [[start#​announcing_the_openwrtlede_merge|agreed to re-merge]] ​back under the OpenWrt name.
  
 The merged project will use 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. The source code will be hosted at [[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. The merged project will use 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. The source code will be hosted at [[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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