jeff moe at
Tue Mar 13 18:52:56 CET 2007

Imre Kaloz wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:51:00 +0100, Sean Moss-Pultz <sean at> 
> wrote:
> Hello Sean,
>>  1) We can't find a WiFi Chipset with GPL'ed drivers -- We know
>>   this has been discussed (to death) on this list, but as we're
>>   beginning work on the next summer hardware refresh we still can't seem
>>   to find a vendor that meets our strict requirements: Namely, we refuse
>>   to put anything binary in the kernel.
>>   Marvell has some nice for larger devices (the 8388). But we need
>>   one specifically for mobile phones (like the 8686). If somebody
>>   can help us find the right vendor, we'll give you a free Neo1973.
>>  If you're a vendor and want to work with us to GPL your driver, we'll
>>   give you lots of business -- and a free phone ;-)
> Atheros AR6K - check , and for 
> the fully GPL'ed driver and SDIO stack please check 
> I hardly think you will find a better alternative ;)

 From common_atheros_sdiostack.patch (in sdio-linux tarball):

"Any implementation of the Simplified Specification may require a license from 
the SD Card Association or other third parties."

Any insight on "may" in this case?



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