Resolution Removal of MadWifi as an associated project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of August 13, 2018.


  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 The MadWifi project is no longer active.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.

  6. The MadWifi project has voted to transfer its assets held by SPI to the OpenWrt project. OpenWrt performs significant work on improving wireless support for Linux.

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 While the MadWifi project is no longer active, they would like to preserve the domain name and web site for historical purposes.

  8. 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) as long as they are deemed relevant.


  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 resolution.