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Linux Foundation Reports Highlights from Annual Collaboration Summit

Apr 25, 2008, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Highlights from the LF Collaboration Summit include:

  • "OEMs rally behind Open Source Drivers. One-third of the Summit attendees participated in the Linux Foundation's fifth Desktop Architects' Meeting. In Austin, leading computer manufacturers Dell, HP, Lenovo, and many others met with the desktop community to collaborate and optimize Linux for their new desktop and ultra-mobile products. A key result from the meeting was that these OEM vendors reported that they will encourage chipset and other component vendors to provide open source drivers for Linux. The companies announced on stage that they will now include wording in their hardware procurement processes to 'strongly encourage' the delivery of open source drivers for transparent integration into the Linux kernel. Asustek Computer, Inc., manufacturer of the popular Linux-based Eee PC, is also encouraging its hardware suppliers to provide open source drivers for Linux. VIA Technology also announced the opening of their drivers and better support for the open source community at the Summit..."

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