On 08/31/14 00:46, Adrian Chadd wrote: > On 30 August 2014 12:57, <kpn...@pobox.com> wrote: >> On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 12:16:04PM -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote: >>> So yeah. Almost all of the work is done in the atheros driver side of >>> things. Heck, the AR9271 bits for the HAL are likely just an evenings >>> worth of work for me. I just don't want to deal with the USB side of >>> it. >>> >>> I'm not being paid to do any of the wireless stuff in FreeBSD, so it >>> has to clear the "is it fun" threshold. >> >> Personally, I don't do wireless. Ever. >> >> The real issue you just brought up is that FreeBSD is a volunteer project, >> and not a product. The work that gets done is either funded by someone (by >> dollar, mostly by businesses) that want something specific, or out of the >> kindness of someone's heart. >> >> If someone who cared wanted to fund FreeBSD's wireless work then would you >> turn down the funding? If you were willing, what's the procedure for >> someone (not me) to fund the work? > > I can't really take that on right now personally, but what I can > suggest is that you contact the FreeBSD foundation and let them know > that you'd like to see improved wireless and you're willing to donate > / fund the work. >
Since (new|more) talent in the 80211++ space is evidently needed, I would suggest trying a bounty. Maybe $5K? That's a lot of money in many places in the world. (Adrian has done tremendous work, but what about die bus? It happens to all of us, eventually.) I'm a wired-by-default guy, with a house full of CAT5, but the future is wireless. Russell > > -a > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-wireless > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-wireless-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-wireless To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-wireless-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"