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SubjectRe: Release of Atheros 802.11abg HAL under the ISC
Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 03:55:58PM -0700, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
>
>> If I understand this correctly, madwifi is no longer a non-free driver?
>>
>
> MadWifi is based on a proprietary HAL which is slightly different
> than this one, so no, its still non-free. The "free" drivers where
> I think focus should be put in is ath5k and ath9k as they are now both
> merged as part of the Linux kernel.
>

The hal is not proprietary; Atheros just won't allow me to release it.
And there are significant differences between the two code bases.

Sam




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