On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 04:17:28PM -0700, Russell L. Carter wrote: > > > 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. >
I guess the problem is not the money but finding someone who actually knows what to do.
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