[v2,1/3] ath9k: Support channels in licensed bands
kvalo at codeaurora.org
Thu May 11 04:38:58 PDT 2017
Simon Wunderlich <sw at simonwunderlich.de> writes:
> it seems like there was some discussion here and I wouldn't expect too many
> more opinions ... do you think we can have a decision based on what has been
> discussed here?
Well, there was an excellent reply from Steve and quite a few "in my
opinion this is safe" type of answers.  But bluntly said it does not
really matter what we (the engineers) think. What really matters here
are regulatory authorities' opinions and rulings. In that respect here
are few items I want to point out:
o I suspect that from someone's, who is not familiar with software
engineering, point of view there is still quite a diffference from
modifiying source code or just enabling few options from Kconfig with
a custom regdb rule.
o I don't know about other countries, but in Finland applying for any
type of license (even if just to a license to drive a moped) needs
both time and money. So there is significant effort anyway needed to
legally use this band. And how many users there really are is unclear.
o Also this is not about enabling or disabling channel 13, but about a
public _safety_ band which makes me very uneasy.
So the way I see this is that the risks outweigh the benefits and that's
why I do not want to take these. Sorry.
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