[News] [Rival] MadWifi to Improve Linux Wi-Fi Support without Profit, with Completely Free Code

[News] [Rival] MadWifi to Improve Linux Wi-Fi Support without Profit, with Completely Free Code

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 06 Oct 2007 10:26:25


MadWifi To Go Nonprofit

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| He went on to add, "we see a rising amount of users asking how they can
| donate money to support the ongoing development of MadWifi and ath5k. The
| money could be used for covering costs for our server, for setting up a small
| testbed installation, for providing developers with Atheros-based cards, and
| so on." He then noted that given the two options of either forming their own
| non-profit or joining a non-profit umbrella, they are choosing to pursue the
| latter.
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Recent:

MadWifi developers move to ath5k

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| 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 [1], a completely free (as in freedom) driver which will eventually
| become an integral part of the Linux kernel.
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Related:

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| It has been 80 days since the last NVIDIA Linux display driver was released.
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| [...]
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| This week is already very busy with the X Developer Summit going on where AMD
| will be releasing their new ATI R500/600 open-source driver as well as the
| specifications and it's very likely that the new NVIDIA 100.xx.xx series
| driver will meet the world in the coming days.
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NVIDIA: Got Specifications?

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| This past week AMD raised the Linux graphics bar by not only announcing their
| new fglrx graphics driver, which delivers Radeon HD 2000 support, immense
| performance improvements, and AIGLX, but it was accompanied by an
| announcement that they will be delivering specifications to the X.Org
| development community. These two announcements came after intense work
| internally at AMD and over a long period of time, but literally overnight it
| changed the minds of many Linux users on how they judge this company with its
| once notorious binary blob. AMD has really set a precedence for showing that
| a semiconductor company once criticized to no end with their proprietary
| software can update their views to assist and embrace the open-source Linux
| community while remaining competitive as a company in a triopoloy market.
| They have also thus reaffirmed that Linux is a viable desktop operating
| system. But the ball has now landed in NVIDIA's court. NVIDIA can either play
| ball by pushing forward with a similar effort, and then all of the big three
| GPU manufacturers would be cradling an open-source strategy, or they may find
| themselves in trouble down the road.
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NVIDIA 100.14.19 Display Driver

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| After a very slow summer, NVIDIA has finally rolled out an updated Linux
| proprietary display driver.
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