Cisco EOL phone firmware

What is everyone’s stance on getting Cisco to open license their EOL phone firmware?

I have a VIP30 and its works …well …ok

I know everyone is constantly asking around for firmware. Can anyone legally get firmware from Cisco? What does Cisco have to lose (or not gain) from distributing the EOL phone firmware?



Simple realy. They wont and there is no reason for them to do so. Just because its end of life doesnt mean they have to open the licened technology up. Now if what you mean is why dont they make the firmware FREE then thats a very different argument. They could do that, but if for example it had G729 implimented it would cause issues as that in its self is licenced as may be other technologies in it.