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Atheros open sources firmware for two wireless chips

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Qualcomm Atheros has released the source code of firmware for two of its 802.11n wireless chips on GitHub.

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Atheros Wi-Fi goes open-source, Linux friendly

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If you use Wi-Fi on your laptop, there's an excellent chance you're using Atheros chipsets for your wireless networking. Atheros' silicon is in gear from Linksys, D-Link and Netgear to name but a few vendors. However, although Atheros has been popular, they haven't always been friendly to open-source and Linux developers.

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free software laptop campaign

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"Finally I did it. I decided to point to an higher goal asking Dell to produce a free software laptop. I made a campaign in english and italian inviting all the people to ask Dell for a machine with coreboot, atheros wireless chipset and gnewsense preinstalled. Now I am asking your support..."

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New Linux Broadcom Wi-Fi drivers arrive

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One of the most annoying experiences for any desktop Linux user is installing a Linux on a laptop, switching it on, and... discovering that the Wi-Fi chipset doesn't support Linux.

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Atheros HAL Under Free Software License

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"...This week Atheros Communications has made another step forward in enabling their wireless products on Linux. Atheros has released their HAL used for their 802.11a/b/g devices under the ISC. The ISC (or Internet Systems Consortium) is a BSD-derived free software license that is supported by the Free Software Foundation..."

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[FSF] Free Software Supporter Issue 6 - August 2008

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– ## In this issue
* Why free software and Apple's iPhone don't mix
* Play Ogg!
* Pizza Party for friends of the FSF in San Francisco
* Portland associate membership meeting recap
* Give Apple the iPhone Challenge
* Help defeat Microsoft's OOXML format!
* Atheros releases free software wireless driver
* Yahoo Music -- the bad dream of DRM continues
* GNU spotlight with Karl Berry

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Atheros makes friends with Linux

http://practical-tech.com

Linux overcame most of its former driver woes years ago except for one noticeable exception: Wi-Fi drivers. While many Wi-Fi cards and chipsets were Linux friendly, two major Wi-Fi chipset vendors, Atheros and Broadcom, kept their drivers proprietary. Now, things are changing. Atheros has released a true open-source driver for its latest 802.11n chipsets.

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Atheros releases free software wireless driver; no binary blobs

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"Atheros Communications has announced the release of free software wireless drivers for ath9k. The ath9k driver requires no proprietary binary blobs and works on several chipsets and over a dozen wireless devices..."

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Software Freedom Law Center Completes Review of Linux Wireless Code

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), today announced that it has carefully reviewed the lineage of the open source Atheros wireless driver for Linux and determined which portions can be distributed under the ISC license (also known as the 2-clause BSD license).

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Relicensing: what's legal and what's right

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The ath5k driver has been through more than the usual amount of legal trouble. This driver, for Atheros wireless chipsets, was originally reverse engineered and developed in the BSD community.

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Software Freedom Law Center clears OpenHAL for further development

http://www.linux.com

An investigation by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has determined that OpenHAL -- which facilitates Linux wireless connections for LAN cards using Atheros Communications technology -- does not incorporate any elements that might infringe on copyrights held by Atheros.

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