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Signs show Linux moving into the driver's seat

Aug 14, 2009, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Victoria Ho)

"According to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Novell programmer and Linux Driver Project lead, the group of some 400 programmers at the Project receive requests to port existing closed-source drivers to open source drivers for Linux "all the time", and has been "doing a lot of work on this over the past few years".

"In an e-mail exchange with ZDNet Asia, he pointed to his blog post of June this year, which said the Project receives on average, two requests a month from manufacturers to have drivers written.

"The initiative works with hardware makers to code Linux drivers for their products for free, on the makers' request."

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