librfid now deals with Mifare Classic
After having finished Mifare ultralight support (and being able to read out a
champions league ticket from last year), I've now implemented Mifare Classic
support (i.e. Mifare 1k/4k) for librfid. Authentication and reading seems to work, I haven't looked into write/inc/dec support yet.
It seems like librfid is doing quite fine at the moment, I'll continue working
on the ePassport related libmrtd tomorrow. So I hope there will be another
interesting announcement tomorrow ;)
Linux wireless drivers
I've been in contact with Imre from openwrt.org for quite some time, especially
since he's now actively maintaining a lot of stuff on the ftp.gpl-devices.org ftp server.
Today I had a look at the current status of OpenWRT, and I was delighted to see
that there is a lot of progress. Apart from the 2.4.x kernels with
proprietary WLAN drivers for Broadcom platforms (like the wrt54g), they now
work on supporting TI AR7 based systems and also on soekris hardware.
What is even more interesting are
- The bcm43xx driver project, aiming at at free software Broadcom wireless driver
- The bcm-specs project, trying to write specifications for the Broadcom wireless chipsets
I really hope that those projects will receive all the support they need, and
at some point in the future we'll have excellent free software support for all
those devices. If only the vendors were more cooperative from the beginning...
My GPG/PGP key did not expire!
I receive many emails indicating that my GPG/PGP key has expired.
This is not true, about a year ago I altered its validity to extend beyond
the original expiry date at some point on October 2005. I chose this way
since it was possible (rather than creaging a completely new key).
Please re-downlaod the key from your favourite keyserver. If the problem
persists, please tell me which keysever still gives you a key with an expiry
date, so I can fix it by re-sending my current key to that keyserver.
Thanks for your cooperation.