Saturday, September 3, 2011

Open Source within Plain Sight






Now days lots of consumer devices use lots of open source software.
For example Samsung's GT-E1175 GSM Cell phones uses the following open source software:

  • Independent JPEG Group
    Independent JPEG Group is an informal group that writes and distributes a widely used free library for JPEG image compression.

  • Newlib
    Newlib is a C standard library implementation intended for use on embedded systems. It is a conglomeration of several library parts, all under free software licenses that make them easily usable on embedded products.

  • Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol
    In computing, the Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) authenticates a user or network host to an authenticating entity.

  • MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm
    The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm is a widely used cryptographic hash function that produces a 128-bit (16-byte) hash value. Specified in RFC 1321, MD5 has been employed in a wide variety of security applications, and is also commonly used to check data integrity
GT-E1175 Open Source Announcement Leaflet:

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