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  • 1.  How and when to use Source Files of JUNOS

    Posted 06-27-2017 00:07

    Hi all,


    Does anybody know how and when to use below files?
    I came across when searching other information and was wondering for a while.


    Open Source: Source Files and Attributions


    You can find Original Software and Juniper Version if you look at below URL for example.




  • 2.  RE: How and when to use Source Files of JUNOS
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    Posted 06-27-2017 01:28


    This is provided in accordance with Section 19 of JUNOS EULA

    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/licenses/agreements/eula-generic-en.html )

    19. Third Party Software. Any licensor of Juniper whose software is embedded in the Software shall be a third party beneficiary with respect to this Agreement, and that licensor shall have the right to enforce this Agreement in its own name as if it were Juniper. In addition, certain third party software may be provided with the Software and is subject to the accompanying license(s), if any, of its respective owner(s). To the extent portions of the Software are distributed under and subject to open source licenses obligating Juniper to make the source code for those portions publicly available (such as the GNU General Public License (“GPL”) or the GNU Lesser General Public License (“LGPL”)), Juniper will make those source code portions (including Juniper modifications, as appropriate) available upon request for a period of up to three years from the date of distribution. You may obtain a copy of the GPL at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html, and a copy of the LGPL at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html. Open source information and information on contacting Juniper can be found at http://www.juniper.net/support/.

    You can certainly use these source code files for the purposes outlined in GPL/LGPL.


    To my knowledge, no publicly available documentation exists on how to actually make use of these source code files, so You are on Your own in this regard.




  • 3.  RE: How and when to use Source Files of JUNOS

    Posted 06-28-2017 18:56

    Hi Alex,


    Thanks for the response and explaining.

    The explanation helped me understand Juniper is following GPL/LGPL policies and why opening the source files to the public.
    I should understand GPL/LGPL before looking into the source files.
    Thanks anyway!