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The Linux Driver Project takes its first steps



The Linux Driver Project takes its first steps


Last February, a group of Linux kernel developers proposed that hardware manufacturers develop Linux drivers for free in exchange for accessing their device specifications. At the time, the initiative was seen above all as a provocation, but apparently it is bearing its first fruits.

In an article that appeared on LinuxWorld.com.au, Greg Kroah-Hartman, spokesperson for the Linux Driver Project (LDP), explains that there are already a dozen companies that have joined the initiative and five drivers are already in development.

To give a hand to the project 80 would have already offered “And unusual for an open source project – commented Kroah-Hartman – not everyone is a developer”: for example, some volunteers are project managers.

Although the linuxdriverproject.org site still lacks a home page, visitors are redirected to a wiki where they can keep themselves informed about the developments of the initiative, provide suggestions or propose their collaboration.