Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2008 20:05 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Linux LWN reports: When kernel developers talk about problematic hardware vendors, Atheros often appears near the top of their lists. So this announcement from Luis Rodriguez, a developer of the reverse-engineered ath5k driver, is intriguing: "I write to you to inform you that I have decided to join Atheros as a full time employee, as a Software Engineer, to help them with their goals and mission to get every device of Atheros supported upstream in the Linux kernel." What will come of this remains to be seen, but if it truly signals a change of heart at Atheros, it is a most welcome development.
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This is good news
by jaypee on Thu 17th Apr 2008 05:15 UTC
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I am happy to hear this. The ath5k driver saved me from having to use ndiswrapper on my HP laptop. I look forward to this support being available in the stock kernel.

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RE: This is good news
by siimo on Fri 18th Apr 2008 02:32 in reply to "This is good news"
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Same thing with my ACER laptop. It has this chipset too, one of the newer ones and never works properly with WiFi so I use wired LAN most of the time I am home.

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