Atheros hires ath5k developer

Thomas Chung tchung at
Wed Apr 16 17:58:14 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram at> wrote:
> Hi
>  Not Fedora specific but considering that this has been a long standing
> issue, we couldn't solve immediately without non-free bits, this is very
> good news.
>  "When kernel developers talk about problematic hardware vendors, Atheros
> often appears near the top of their lists. So this announcement from Luis
> Rodriguez, a developer of the reverse-engineered ath5k driver, is
> intriguing: "I write to you to inform you that I have decided to join
> Atheros as a full time employee, as a Software Engineer, to help them with
> their goals and mission to get every device of Atheros supported upstream in
> the Linux kernel." What will come of this remains to be seen, but if it
> truly signals a change of heart at Atheros (and isn't a late April 1
> posting), it is a most welcome development. "

Kudos to him!
Someday, this type of bug[1] will be thing of past. :)


Thomas Chung

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