Subject: RE: HAL (was fails)
To: 'David Young' <>
From: John Schieferle Uhlenbrock <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/29/2004 23:03:39
I havent been able to find anything of the sort and didn't that was =
I try not to pay too much attention to the FCC. So if this doesn't apply =
the atheros chip anyone know of how we can get a copy of the src?=20

- John Schieferle Uhlenbrock

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of David Young
Sent: Sonntag, 29. Februar 2004 22:56
Subject: Re: HAL (was fails)

On Sun, Feb 29, 2004 at 09:59:56PM +0100, John Schieferle Uhlenbrock =
> David Young wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 29, 2004 at 03:59:51PM +0100, John Schieferle Uhlenbrock =

> > wrote:
> > > Just a side note to the whole HAL subject. AFAIK we cant supply=20
> > > the
> > > src within the US because of the FCC. Why don't we supply it =
> > > atleast? Don't know if this is feasable or useful, just throwing =
> > > my two cents.
> > >=20
> >=20
> > NetBSD cannot supply the HAL source because no NetBSD developer can=20
> > get hold of it.  It is not clear to me who is the author of the=20
> > source code restrictions; if it is the FCC, I am curious to see=20
> > specific documentation of that fact.
> .pdf
> Grabbed it from the madwifi project README @=20
> =

I am aware of that FCC order, and I have read it. You will have to =
me that it is relevant.

Specific documentation is a statement to the effect of "manufacturer X
certified their radio based on the Atheros chipset under the SDR rules." =
any such documentation exists, it is a matter of public record. I have
looked for and have not found any such documentation; maybe you will =
better luck than I. You can search the FCC's equipment authorizations at


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