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Wireless Networking

Submission + - Atheros unveils free Linux driver for its 802.11n (madwifi.org)

mcgrof writes: "Atheros has released a shiny new Atheros driver for all their 11n devices aimed for inclusion in the Linux kernel. This new driver has no proprietary HAL and is licensed under the ISC so the BSD community should be able to benefit as well. Note: no firmware required! Hoping rms gets to read this although I doubt he reads slashdot :)"
Wireless Networking

Submission + - MadWifi Goes Completely Open Source (kerneltrap.org)

An anonymous reader writes: The MadWifi Linux wireless developers have announced that they will be focusing entirely on their new completely open source ath5k driver, moving away from their existing "blob"-based driver. The driver adds support for the popular Atheros-based wireless networking cards, and this new open source version can finally be merged into the mainline Linux kernel, benefiting all Linux users. KernelTrap has an interesting article covering the recent announcement, and the progress and remaining issues surrounding the licensing of the new Linux driver.
Wireless Networking

Submission + - MadWifi moves away from binary-only HAL

An anonymous reader writes:
We, the MadWifi team, announce our decision to move away from the binary-only HAL and change the focus of our future development towards ath5k, a completely free (as in freedom) driver which will eventually become an integral part of the Linux kernel. We encourage all interested developers to join us and contribute to our efforts.
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To underline our decision and commitment to ath5k we now declare MadWifi "legacy". In the long run ath5k will replace the MadWifi driver. For the time being MadWifi will still be supported, bugs will get fixed and HAL updates will be applied where possible. But it becomes unlikely that we'll see new features or go through major changes on that codebase.
http://madwifi.org/wiki/news/20070920/madwifi-moves-away-from-binary-only-hal

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