Signs show Linux moving into the driver's seat
Aug 14, 2009, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"According to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Novell programmer and Linux
Driver Project lead, the group of some 400 programmers at the
Project receive requests to port existing closed-source drivers to
open source drivers for Linux "all the time", and has been "doing a
lot of work on this over the past few years".
"In an e-mail exchange with ZDNet Asia, he pointed to his blog
post of June this year, which said the Project receives on average,
two requests a month from manufacturers to have drivers
"The initiative works with hardware makers to code Linux drivers
for their products for free, on the makers' request."