Atheros HAL Under Free Software License
This week Atheros Communications has made another step forward in enabling their wireless products on Linux. Atheros has released their HAL used for their 802.11a/b/g devices under the ISC. The ISC (or Internet Systems Consortium) is a BSD-derived free software license that is supported by the Free Software Foundation. The Atheros WiFi parts supported by this opened-up HAL include the 5210, 5211, 5211 FPGA, 5212, 5212 FPGA, 5312 WiSoC, 2315 WiSoC, 2317 WiSoC, 2313 WiSoC, 5212/2417, 5416, 9160, AR9100 WiSoC, 9280, and 9285.
This announcement was made on the Linux Kernel Mailing List and the source HAL package.