Subject: Re: athhalt
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/27/2003 13:39:12
On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 08:06:23PM +0100, tom hensel wrote:
> hi,
> sorry, but what can i do about having binary only sh*t in netbsd cvs?
> could you please refer me to recent discussions on this topic if there
> were any?
> i do not critisize any done work at all, just want to know why there is
> no choice not to have it on a mostly BSD-liced ('opensource') OS i'm used
> to be in love with.

The Atheros radios can tune frequencies in the 4.8 - 5.8 GHz range. Some
radars used for aviation are in that band.  To the best of my knowledge,
the HAL is closed-source out of concerns that if open sources were
modified, you could inadvertently/purposefully interfere with radar.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933