[Consortium] Free Linux Driver Development

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 11:53:15 EST 2007

On 2/13/07, Ivica Ico Bukvic <ico at vt.edu> wrote:
> I personally think that we cannot make that offer since I do not have either
> manpower nor institutional backing to see this through. Before this could be
> even remotely possible we need:
> 1) incorporation of the consortium, so that we can be considered a
> registered entity
> 2) commitment from people capable of tackling such a task

There are probably a number of LAD programmers with the interest,
expertise and time to develop hardware drivers.

Perhaps the consortium could serve as a focal point to provide
collective credibility with the kernel developers and with the
hardware vendors.  Start out with one or two test cases: match
up willing vendors with interested developers.  Shepherd the
process through with the kernel developers.  Etc.

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