The ipw3945 project
Posted Mar 2, 2006 10:07 UTC (Thu) by eskild
Parent article: The ipw3945 project
This would seem to be one of those cases where the software community can prove its, for lack of a better term, "ethical values" by *not* messing with key parameters. The radio frequency restrictions in different parts of the world usually exist for good reasons, such as not interfering with other devices, and it would be problematic if someone released software that violates local requirements/restrictions, just because they'd then be able to play some game or browse the internet from further away.
The main issue is simply that we cannot see/feel radio waves. Thus, we cannot intuitively determine whether we're creating problems for others. It's much simpler if somebody is actually stumbling in the mess of cat-5 cables we've strewn all over the floor.
Here's to hoping.
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