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Re: [gNewSense-users] firmware development Fwd: convocatoria (pagada) a

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] firmware development Fwd: convocatoria (pagada) a desarrollo
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2009 19:30:36 +0200
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Quiliro Ordóñez schreef:
Dear coleagues.

As you might know, I use only libre software. If I would use semi-libre
software I wouldn't have noticed the following. The wireless network card of
most widespread use in Quito, Ecuador, South America is

DLink DWL g 520 - RT61 Wireless LAN PCI Card

It can be installed with kernel linux but its firmware is non-libre. I need
that firmware to be developed as soon as possible and would like those whom
feel capable of doing it (reverse engineering) post their quote for
development. We consider paying different people (if that is possible) for
different parts of the work.

I would also ask to those whom would like to chip in for the payment of the
development put some money in, express so and with how much money you would
like to contribute for the payment of such development. If nobody destinates
a budget, I will asume on my own the cost entirely but I asume that a small
contribution starting from $1 will be possible for many people.

That was the message I had sent a long while ago and I still need the libre
firmware for this chipset (RT61). In Ecuador reverse engineering is legal
and patents do not apply to software so we are safe on that side. Please
excuse my translation.

I think GNU Herds was (in part) set up for this kind of bounty things. You might want to put up your offer/request on there as well.

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