On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 11:31:28AM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > The apparent underlying reason for this surfaces when going through
> > the en ... users ... Drivers hierarchy to
> > https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/wl12xx
> > where it says
> > "
> > For relicensing, the content of this page was removed.
> > The old website for now has a copy of the old content:
> > http://linuxwireless.sipsolutions.net/en/users/Drivers/wl12xx/·
> > "
> Right, so there were some people who couldn't be reached for
> relicensing of their submissions under the license the new wiki
> requires. The wl1251 and wl12xx pages were removed since I couldn't
> reach Gery Kahn and Oz Krakowski, or they couldn't agree to
> relicensing, I don't remember. I still have the Google spreadsheet that
> tells me who it was though :-)
Hmm, would be nice if that situation were sufficiently easily improvable
(however sometimes RL ain't that easy after all).
> I have no intention of removing it, since it's a static HTML site and
> has no maintenance overhead.
Sufficiently solid intentions, given status quo.
(so that content likely won't be available in one hundred years,
but now there's hope that it will remain available
over a "sane" remaining lifetime span of these devices... ;)
> > So, are there some ways to improve the content situation,
> > or will this job then eventually need to be done by last-ditch
> > efforts (web.archive.org etc.)?
> I can't side-step the licensing issue, so no. You can download and
> store locally everything you need, I guess.
(I already had the same thought and had acted accordingly)
Thank you for your service!