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KernelTrap: Philips Webcam Driver Restored

May 02, 2005, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"In August of 2004, the Philips Webcam Driver 'pwc' was removed from the Linux kernel, following a disgreement regarding a hook only used by that driver. A few days later, Alan Cox suggested he was willing to be the maintainer and plans to get the driver re-merged were underway. A limited version of the pwc driver was merged into Alan's -ac patchset in 2.6.9-ac1. In 2.6.12-rc1, Alan submitted a patch that explained, 'PWC has a new maintainer (Luc Saillard) and also the various contentious binary hooks removed and replaced with reverse engineering work. Please restore it to the kernel...'"

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