Yes, that's right, the Linux kernel community is offering all companies free Linux driver development. No longer do you have to suffer through all of the different examples in the Linux Device Driver Kit, or pick through the thousands of example drivers in the Linux kernel source tree trying to determine which one is the closest to what you need to do. All that is needed is some kind of specification that describes how your device works, or the email address of an engineer that is willing to answer questions every once in a while.Oppdatering! Greg har produsert en FAQ basert på noen av tilbakemeldingene han har fått:
Q: Are companies really going to do this? A: Yes, already we have received a number of serious queries from companies about producing Linux drivers for their devices. More information will be available later when details are firmed up. Q: Are companies actually taking you up on this offer? A: Yes, the initial response to this was amazing, a measurable number of new Linux drivers will be created thanks to this program.