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Interview with Dag Brattli, the Pioneer behind the Linux IR project

Jan 23, 1999, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"His project has greatly improved the lives of those of us blessed with laptops, PDAs, and IR-enabled PCs such as the Netwinder."

"In the start none of the hardware vendors seemed to care. IrDA didn't even like that we used the word IrDA in the project's title so we had to change the name from 'The Linux IrDA Project' to 'The Linux/IR Project'."

"But the interest has been growing, and today most of the large vendors (Fujitsu, Extendsys, Sonycom, Nokia, Corelcomputer, Microsoft, Intel, Actisys, Canon, Hp, Ericsson) subscribe to the the linux-irda mailing-list."

"The worst companies I have ever experienced (if I may say so), are Sharp, Toshiba, VLSI. They don't give out any documentation at all about their products. If you are a Linux user, then you should never buy equipment from such companies."

Complete interview.