"We, the MadWifi team, announce our decision to move away from
the binary-only HAL and change the focus of our future development
towards ath5k, a completely free (as in freedom) driver which will
eventually become an integral part of the Linux kernel. We
encourage all interested developers to join us and contribute to
"For those who are not familiar with the concept, the
proprietary 'Hardware Abstraction Layer' (HAL) was designed as
compromise to allow at least one Free and Open Source Software
(FOSS) wireless driver component..."
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