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The Linux Driver Project is focused on creating and maintaining OpenSource Linux kernel drivers for all types of devices.
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The Linux Driver Project is focused on creating and maintaining [[Open Source]] Linux kernel drivers for all types of devices.
  
 
== About us ==
 
== About us ==
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== Joining ==
 
== Joining ==
  
If you are a company that wishes to have a Linux kernel driver written and maintained by this group, please go to the CompanyProcess page.
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If you are a company that wishes to have a Linux kernel driver written and maintained by this group, please go to the [[Company Process]] page.
  
 
== FrequentlyAskedQuestions ==
 
== FrequentlyAskedQuestions ==
  
We have quite a long list of FrequentlyAskedQuestions that you might wish to peruse before asking them to the developers or on the MailingLists.
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We have quite a long list of [[FrequentlyAskedQuestions]] that you might wish to peruse before asking them to the developers or on the MailingLists.
  
 
== MailingLists ==
 
== MailingLists ==
  
We currently have one mailing list, for all [[Developers]]. Please see the MailingLists page for more details.
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We currently have one mailing list, for all [[Developers]]. Please see the [[Mailing Lists]] page for more details.
  
 
== Current Projects ==
 
== Current Projects ==
  
We have a list of currently running projects, along with some information about past projects on the ProjectStatus page.
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We have a list of currently running projects, along with some information about past projects on the [[Project Status]] page.
  
As it seems that there are not enough companies asking us to do development for them to keep all of the developers busy, we have started to collect two lists, one list of OutOfTreeDrivers, that could be cleaned up and added to the main Linux kernel tree, and one list of DriversNeeded for hardware that does not currently work on Linux. Please contribute to these lists if you can.
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As it seems that there are not enough companies asking us to do development for them to keep all of the developers busy, we have started to collect two lists, one list of [[Out Of Tree Drivers]], that could be cleaned up and added to the main Linux kernel tree, and one list of [[Drivers Needed]] for hardware that does not currently work on Linux. Please contribute to these lists if you can.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 04:55, 4 May 2012

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The Linux Driver Project is focused on creating and maintaining Open Source Linux kernel drivers for all types of devices.

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About us

We are a group of Linux kernel developers (over 400 strong) that develop and maintain Linux kernel drivers. We work with the manufacturers of the specific device to specify, develop, submit to the main kernel, and maintain the kernel drivers. We are willing and able to sign NDAs with companies if they wish to keep their specifications closed, as long as we are able to create a proper GPLv2 compliant Linux kernel driver as an end result.

Joining

If you are a company that wishes to have a Linux kernel driver written and maintained by this group, please go to the Company Process page.

FrequentlyAskedQuestions

We have quite a long list of FrequentlyAskedQuestions that you might wish to peruse before asking them to the developers or on the MailingLists.

MailingLists

We currently have one mailing list, for all Developers. Please see the Mailing Lists page for more details.

Current Projects

We have a list of currently running projects, along with some information about past projects on the Project Status page.

As it seems that there are not enough companies asking us to do development for them to keep all of the developers busy, we have started to collect two lists, one list of Out Of Tree Drivers, that could be cleaned up and added to the main Linux kernel tree, and one list of Drivers Needed for hardware that does not currently work on Linux. Please contribute to these lists if you can.

History

This project was started with an announcement to the Linux Kernel mailing list by GregKH, and has enabled many different manufacturers to achieve full Linux support for their devices.

Questions?

If you still have questions, or do not see the answer for what you are looking for, please feel free to contact GregKH.

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