30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: John Linville

Since 2006, I’ve been the maintainer for the wireless LAN subsystem in the Linux kernel. I wish this meant that I wrote tons of cool code, but for the most part it means that I review code, collect and merge patches, etc.  In truth, most of the wireless developers know a lot more about the technology than I do. I think this has allowed me to be more of a “neutral player” in terms of balancing the influence of the various contributors. But in truth, I mostly stay out of the way as the core wireless developers mostly play nicely together. 🙂