[linux-audio-user] LightScribe and linux

Ross Vandegrift ross at kallisti.us
Sat Dec 2 11:09:11 EST 2006

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 01:50:08PM +0000, Cesare Marilungo wrote:
> Again,
> I know. But I was talkting about drivers. Other examples?

Lots more than you might think.  While many manufacturers are very
closed about implementing their drivers, there's also a bunch that
contribute to the development and support of freely licensed drivers.

Start reading the linux-kernel and xorg mailing lists.  You see plenty
of people with Intel, AMD, Adaptec, Promise, among others.  Read
through the source and you'll also see code that was originally
submitted by the manufacturer, but licensed freely enough that the
community can sucessfully maintain it.  3Ware is one such example.

As far as audio hardware, Creative Labs used to be a good
player - they contributed the original emu10k1 driver.  They're not so
cool now; the top news item on opensource.creative.com is about
releasing proprietary drivers...

Ross Vandegrift
ross at kallisti.us

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