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The State of the Linux Driver Address

Apr 15, 2008, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Everyone grumbles about Linux driver problems, but kernel hacker Greg Kroah-Hartman actually did something about it. Kroah-Hartman created a program by which open-source developers would create drivers for hardware vendors even if their equipment was proprietary. Over a year later, though, Kroah-Hartman has found that the vast majority of hardware OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) already offer Linux support.

"As Kroah-Hartman explains in his Linux Driver Project Status Report as of April 2008, 'The Linux Driver Project (LDP) is alive and well, with over 300 developers wanting to participate, many drivers already written and accepted into the Linux kernel tree, and many more being currently developed...'"

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