Toward a free Atheros driver
Posted Nov 19, 2006 21:40 UTC (Sun) by brouhaha
In reply to: Toward a free Atheros driver
Parent article: Toward a free Atheros driver
Sure, but if Atheros ships a Windows driver with the card, and the combination has part 15 type acceptance, that doesn't make them liable if someone else writes different software for it.
Atheros' claim that this is why they can't publish the documentation on their chipset doesn't wash either. There's a long history of people modifying radios to operate outside factory spec, either in compliance with the regulations or not. The fact that schematics of radios and documentation on the circuitry was published by the manufacturer of the radio didn't make them liable for the third-party modifications.
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