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Re: FYI: open-ath9k-htc-firmware

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:48:44PM +0900, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> Hi,
>  One of my floss friend noticed to me that phoronix reports "Atheros 
>  Publishes Open-Source WiFi Firmware"
>  http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTMyNTY
>  Source is https://github.com/qca/open-ath9k-htc-firmware and its license
>  seems to be DFSG-free one.
>  Now Debian provides it as firmware-atheros package (Source: firmware-nonfree)
>  so it may help users to run their laptops without annoying to install
>  non-free package.
This should be added to the linux-firmware.git repository and then to
our firmware-free source package.  Perhaps you could talk to the
Atheros developers and you or they could prepare a patch for
linux-firmware.git?  I recently added carl9170, which may be a useful
example to follow.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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