Upside: IBM toasts Linux, Bluetooth marriage
Jul 27, 2000, 02:51 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM (IBM), the Linux community's primary Fortune 100
benefactor, has announced it will donate portions of its BlueDrekar
protocol "stack" to the open source community in an effort to speed
the marriage between Linux developers and the Bluetooth
"The source code, which will be released under the Gnu General
Public License, governs portions of both the communications
protocol and the device drivers that allow Linux-based devices to
communicate via the low power, wireless Bluetooth standard."
"The company will wait for the approval of the Bluetooth
Consortium before undertaking a full open source release, says
Daniel Jue, manager for IBM's AlphaWorks, the division responsible
for developing the BlueDrekar code."