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Linux Driver Development Project Bears Fruit

May 24, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

"Linux developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, who leads the development of several kernel subsystems including USB and PCI, admits that his January offer of free Linux device driver development was 'marketing hype'--but says it has brought companies and developers together anyway.

"In a talk at today's FreedomHEC, the Linux device driver unconference, Kroah-Hartman said, 'We have had 12 companies say 'yes please'.' One resulting driver is already in the kernel, and five are in progress. About 80 people have signed up to help with drivers, and in an unusual twist for an open source project, not all are developers. Some volunteers are project managers..."

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