PC Vendors Push For Open Source Drivers

April 30th, 2008 by Crusader

Slashdot is reporting that PC manufacturers such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo will be requesting open source drivers from hardware vendors in the future for their desktop computer products:

A key result from the meeting (ed. note: the Linux Foundation Annual Collaboration Summit) 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.

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