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Wireless OpenBSD coverage

I heard he quit after the team didn't want to go looking for insecure 
code.  Also I'm under the impression that the other BSDs use a closed 
source firmware which OpenBSD refused to use.  They reverse engineered 
what was needed and open sourced it.

am I off?


On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Adam Russell wrote:

> NetBSD has had such "out of the box" support for years. My home wireless AP was a netbsd box for a coupla years until the power supply blew and damaged the mother board. Since the netbsd box was a $10 computer show pickup I just tossed it and replaced it with a cheapo pre-packaged AP from the Microcenter bargain table.
> Not sure if anyone else here knows the amusing history but OpenBSD started life when Theo de Raadt was "fired" from the netbsd project for being an insufferable jerk. Although I have never met him first person accounts related to me are universally unflattering.
> Anyone here ever meet him? I suppose being "fired" from an opensource project is pretty telling but anyone have any other first person accounts of his.......idiosynchrocies?
> >Message: 2
> >Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 08:26:12 -0500 (EST)
> >From: Anthony Gabrielson <agabriel at>
> >Subject: Wireless OpenBSD coverage
> >To: discuss at
> >Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.56.0503090823480.8276 at>
> >Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
> >
> >Hello,
> >	I found this article off of undeadly: 
> >
> >
> >
> >Perhaps Linux can get better wireless support now.
> >
> >Anthony
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