Host AP/hostapd/wpa_supplicant - new development release v0.4.0

Henrik Brix Andersen brix
Tue Apr 26 02:53:03 PDT 2005


On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 20:43 -0700, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> A new version of Prism2/2.5/3 Host AP driver, wpa_supplicant, and
> hostapd were just released and are now available from

I have added preliminary Gentoo ebuilds to my portage overlay at - they will
enter portage after a bit of local testing.

> wpa_supplicant licensing is now a bit less complex since all files are
> available under the same dual license (GPLv2 & BSD). Previously, a
> driver interface implementation was available only under GPL, but it is
> now dual licensed. In the future, I hope that all contributions to
> wpa_supplicant (and hostapd, for that matter) are made available under
> these two licenses to avoid complexity involved in having some parts
> of the program being licensed under different terms. Please also note
> that hostap-driver and hostap-utils remain under GPLv2 only license.

Great news! I have modified the 0.4.0 ebuilds to indicate that hostapd
and wpa_supplicant are now fully dual-licensed. I'm sure our Gentoo/*BSD
team will be thrilled about this... :)

Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at>
Gentoo Linux
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