WLAN vs. other ISM (was Re: Ya: backlit keyboard - Rii Mini case study)

David Reyes Samblas Martinez david at tuxbrain.com
Wed Jul 14 09:54:27 EDT 2010


2010/7/14 James "Xakh" Lynch <superstuff7 at gmail.com>:
> Very true, but what of that microSD adapter for wlan? It seemed to be new,
is not manufactured anymore, even the chip used is eol, is  expensive
on those who has some stock,
> well supported,
Driver still have some (seriuose) issues
>and open, so I'm not seeing the problem here, I guess.
I see some :P
>
> On Jul 14, 2010 5:41 AM, "Werner Almesberger" <werner at openmoko.org> wrote:
>
> Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
>> What I don't understand is how/why purity
>> of the copyleft philosophy trumps having a highly
>> desirable capability -- untethered internet access
>
> Perhaps Wolfgang can share the results of his search for an Open
> hardware friendly WiFi module. There may be more than just
> ideological issues at play.
>
> Remember the troubles we had with the AR6k in the FreeRunner:
> firmware that's closed, buggy, and abandoned by the manufacturer.
> We had sources for the kernel driver, but it was still almost as
> bad an experience as we've had with GPS in GTA01.
>
> If the choices available for WiFi come with characteristics
> promising a repetition of that previous disaster, it wouldn't be
> such a good idea to sign up for more pain.
>
> - Werner
>
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