Re: CISCO Aironet 350


From: Andreas ye (aoy_at_running-it.net)
Date: 2002-07-04 16:02:21 UTC



On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 07:47:32AM -0700, Tony Toole wrote:
> Our product has Linux roots, which, along with the GPL is on our manual, but
> our Wireless drivers are not based on any GPL code, and are developed
> in-house by yours truly.
>
> This is why I'm more interested in Cisco's cooperation than any existing
> driver that may be for Linux.

The GPL does not have an advertising clause like a version of the BSD license, so that is not a requirement, but you are obligated to supply the source for works derived from GPLed code. Are you willing to do this, possibly for a fee? (I haven't read your manual so I don't know what it states on the subject.) Your drivers are probably free from GPL licensing demands since they are written by you.

Now for the real question, :-) since you've worked with Lucent/Agere do you think they would allow a GPL or other open source licensed driver for their "hostap" mode? Does it require a special firmware load for this to work akin to the Prism2 AP tertiary firmware?

Would of course be interested to hear if you make any progress with Cisco. :)

BTW: StarOS doesn't seem to want to boot in VMWare. (Downloaded your demo)

-- 
Sincerely
Andreas ye			aoy_at_running-it.net


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