Linux Foundation Reports Highlights from Annual Collaboration Summit

“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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