Interview with Dag Brattli, the Pioneer behind the Linux IR project

“His project has greatly improved the lives of those of us
blessed with laptops, PDAs, and IR-enabled PCs such as the

“In the start none of the hardware vendors seemed to care. IrDA
didn’t even like that we used the word IrDA in the project’s title
so we had to change the name from ‘The Linux IrDA Project’ to ‘The
Linux/IR Project’.”

“But the interest has been growing, and today most of the large
vendors (Fujitsu, Extendsys, Sonycom, Nokia, Corelcomputer,
Microsoft, Intel, Actisys, Canon, Hp, Ericsson) subscribe to the
the linux-irda mailing-list.”

“The worst companies I have ever experienced (if I may say so),
are Sharp, Toshiba, VLSI. They don’t give out any documentation at
all about their products. If you are a Linux user, then you should
never buy equipment from such companies.”

Complete interview

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