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Linux Maintainers Woo Device Developers

Jun 13, 2008, 18:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"Linux's first-ever official 'embedded maintainers' have invited device developers to get involved in the kernel development process. Doing so will pay dividends when it comes time to spin a product variant or firmware update, say Paul Gortmaker and David Woodhouse, in a stereo interview with Linux Weekly News.

"The 'embedded maintainer' role shared by Gortmaker and Woodhouse was created last month, largely at the behest of 2.6-series kernel maintainer Andrew Morton. A former embedded engineer who helped build set-top boxes for Digeo, Morton suggested the idea last fall in a keynote at MontaVista's VisionSummit (now an annual event). Morton reiterated the wish more strongly at the Embedded Linux Conference held by CELF in mid-April, and then privately sent out an RFC (request for comment) on the idea, after which Gortmaker and Woodhouse stepped up to volunteer..."

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