[cgl_discussion] Re: [dcl_discussion] Open Source Driver Summit
akpm at osdl.org
Fri Feb 25 14:52:53 PST 2005
Tom Hanrahan <hanrahat at osdl.org> wrote:
> Following are minutes of the Open Source Driver Summit we held in Boston
> on February 16. My thanks to Craig Thomas for being scribe and writing
> the minutes you see below.
Thanks, Tom. I went through this with a view to plucking out what I
personally can do to help things along, but nothing really concrete was
apparent. If it is felt that I, Linus or others need to take some action
then could I ask that it be brought to our attention?
Regarding the actual mechanisms of writing an idiomatic and comtemporary
Linux driver: I'd suggest that an effective step would be to identify good
examples. Work with the subsystem maintainers to identify a good net
driver, a good SCSI driver, etc then we can tell the hardware vendors "do
it like this". That would save a ton of grief.
> I encourage any of you interested in continuing this discussion and
> effort to sign up for the os_drivers at osdl.org mailing list. It is an
> open list and you or anyone interested can enroll using the following
That's a bad URL. Use
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