Atheros to acquire ZyDAS

This is some interesting news.

My first thoughts were if and how this would affect ZyDAS’ current Linux driver maintenance efforts, which have enabled us to write a nicer driver quickly approaching kernel inclusion.

Then I remembered about the Atheros range of PCI wifi hardware which is supported by the madwifi driver, which was originally written by Atheros and released to the community. So hopefully this means good things for vendor communication.

Edit: I’ve just been informed that madwifi contains a binary blob, i.e. a large closed-source element of the driver. Maybe this is more of a mixed message…

5 Responses to “Atheros to acquire ZyDAS”

  1. Dan Ballard Says:

    If you check the date, that ‘news’ is from 2003 :)

  2. Chewi Says:

    You linked to the wrong news item. Hopefully they’ll learn from ZyDAS’ efforts.

  3. dsd Says:

    Oops. Click again. I linked to the wrong page!

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