On 18 Jan 2008, at 10:29, Lars Hecking wrote:
>>>> *Note: While it seems the madwifi drivers are open source, they do
>>> have a dependency on a proprietary hardware abstraction layer -
>>> the restricted modules classification.
>>>>>> Not OSS then? Sounds like it uses ndiswrapper?
>> Not at all.
>>> I don't use ubuntu that often, so forgive me if its wrong.
>>>> Wiki anybody?
I mean, a wiki on linux.ie so that we don't have to go hunting around
t'internet for info every time you get a new piece of kit, or if you
want to buy something.
This HAL is closed source from reading that link, but not for evil
reasons, but closed all the same.
"As far as the MadWifi team is concerned: we did support the HAL
approach as long as no acceptable alternative existed, but decided to
take a different road. The binary HAL is not evil per se, but we see
alternative ways to achieve the same goal with fewer negative side
If we have our OWN "Certified by ILUG" and we provide links to actual
models (rather than just chipsets), link a link to some site where you
can buy it, then I feel this would be very useful for all us Lusers
Non? I am willing to do my part, when I get this card I bought, I will
happily document exactly how I did the config, and rate it afterwards
for performance & ease of config versus windows.
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