Future Copyleft devices

Christopher Harrington ironiridis at gmail.com
Thu May 27 16:07:07 EDT 2010


On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 09:48, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com> wrote:

> Open source drivers for the Atheros chip are available in Linux.
> There's no reason I can understand to not adopt this enabling
> technology
>

 Because as of right now, the hardware is 100% copyleft. Adding a
non-copyleft component (like the Atheros chip) reduces that percentage,
which means we aren't "driving toward the long term goal". We'd be driving
in the opposite direction.

The long-term solution here is to locate a 100% copyleft solution for wifi.
I'm not sure how possible this is.

-- 
-Chris Harrington
Phone: 612.598.3650
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