Removal of MadWifi as an associated project

Ian Jackson ijackson at
Wed Aug 30 14:48:48 UTC 2017

Martin Michlmayr writes ("Re: Removal of MadWifi as an associated project"):
> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre at> [2017-08-15 11:43]:
> > It seems like there ought the be clauses somewhere specifying that
> > SPI should continue to do this, or that MadWifi has the authority to
> > tell SPI to do so.  (How?  they'd not be an associated project
> > anymore.)  What if eventually MadWifi as a project decides to get
> > the domain back for whatever reason?  Is it possible for SPI to
> > decide to give it back?
> These are very good points.  I didn't propose the resolution in the
> meeting we had yesterday because the question of domain ownership
> needs to be clarified.

Why don't we explictly state that we regard all the assets, not just
money, that were earmarked for Madwifi, as belonging to OpenWRT ?
I think that should be the general form of such a transfer resolution
as it automatically deals with all the loose ends.

How about this.

NB that the clause in "WHEREAS (7)" needs someone from OpenWRT to say
"yes" !  We shouldn't be nonconsensually giving people responsibility
for things...



1. MadWifi became an associated project of SPI in 2008.

2. The goal of the MadWifi project was to coordinate development of
   the Atheros drivers for Linux.

3. The MadWifi driver has been obsoleted by ath5k and ath9k, which are
   both part of the Linux kernel now.  Development of these drivers is
   taken care of by the Linux kernel programmers.

4. The MadWifi project is no longer active.

5. Donations to the MadWifi project were made to improve Atheros and
   wireless support for Linux.

5. The MadWifi project has voted to transfer its fund held by SPI to
   the OpenWrt project.  OpenWrt performs significant work on
   improving wireless support for linux.

6. While the MadWifi project is no longer active, they would like to
   preserve the domain name and web site for historical purposes.

7. The OpenWRT project has agreed to take on stewardship of the assets
   previously intended for MadWifi.  The OpenWRT project has confirmed
   that it intends to preserve the MadWifi domain name(s) and
   website(s) indefinitely.


1. MadWifi will be removed as an SPI Associated Project.

2. SPI will no longer actively seek donations on behalf of MadWifi.

3. All assets, including (without limitation) money, domain names, and
   any future donations, held by SPI on behalf of MadWifi, will
   henceforth be held on behalf of OpenWRT.

4. This is subject to any undischarged obligations MadWifi may have.
   We are not aware of any such undischarged obligations.  We ask
   anyone who is aware of any to notify us within 30 days of this

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