These should be good job for The FreeBSD FOUNDATION, like former Diablo JDK/JRE case.
At least, as far as I remember, adrian@ noted a patent issue (RSU) in porting Intel 7260AC. If I remember correctly, there was anothe thread in another ML, but currently I missed it. Maybe -arch ML? In these cases, The FreeBSD FOUNDATION would be good legal body for licence contracts / agreements with patent holder(s).  https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-wireless/2014-June/004748.html On Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:20:53 -0700 Nathan Whitehorn <nwhiteh...@freebsd.org> wrote: > > On 09/27/14 23:06, O. Hartmann wrote: > > Am Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:22:09 +0200 > > Lars Engels <lars.eng...@0x20.net> schrieb: > > > >> On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 02:38:30PM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote: > >>> I'm looking for a replacemnt for my 802.11g WiFi PCIe adaptor card and > >>> want to > >>> replace it with an 802.11ac adaptor. > >>> > >>> Since I made very bad experiences with CURRENT and support of modest > >>> modern hardware > >>> (Haswell CPU/Intel 7260 DualBand WiFi NIC), I'd like to ask here first. > >>> > >>> I found this PCIe adaptor card attractive: > >>> > >>> GigaByte Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I > >>> > >>> I can not find ad hoc the WLAN chip used on that specific card, but maybe > >>> someone has > >>> experiences with that litte board. > >> FreeBSD doensn't support 802.11ac, yet. > > I'm bitter aware of that. This OS doesn't support the chipsets, even if > > they provide also > > 11a/g/n. > > > > We have at our department now a bunch of Lenovo hardware, with Intels 7260 > > chipset. The > > laptops are now runninmg Ubuntu 14.0X something which obviously supports > > the WiFi chip. > > I'm the last man standing with FreeBSD on my private Lenovo :-( > > This is a serious problem. I'm about ready to install Linux on my laptop > as well just to get a usable system. Some kind of funding directed to a > willing developer would be hugely valuable for the usability of the > operating system on recent hardware. This is probably more important > even than Haswell graphics since without a driver, Haswell is merely > slow, whereas networking is completely broken. > -Nathan > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > -- Tomoaki AOKI junch...@dec.sakura.ne.jp _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"