Need a Driver?

October 29th, 2007 by Crusader

A blurb at DesktopLinux.compointed out that the Linux DriverProject is requesting direction from the community:

The problem is that even though Kroah-Hartman and his developers are willingto sign NDAs (nondisclosure agreements) for companies that are reluctant toopen up their devices to open source, businesses are still hanging back. “Whatwe need now is more companies participating in the project,” Kroah-Hartmansaid.

He also wondered if the problem of Linux device drivers has been overstated:”I don’t currently know of any common piece of hardware in use today that isnot supported on Linux. And since these vendors do not know, and I don’t, I’masking the world to help out,” he said.

If you know of a device that needs better support, you can hit their projectwiki. Along similar lines, there’s this essaywhich looks at the feature sets of existing drivers.

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