[lsb-discuss] [Lf_driver_backport] Google Summer of Code 2008 -- Finalization of the application of the Linux Foundation

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 12:23:58 PDT 2008


Jon Masters wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 14:58 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> 
>> *). Online automated driver update database. 2 positions for developers
>> who will work on enhancing the Linux tool "Jockey" and build a third
>> party driver update database service. This will allow users of a wide
>> variety of Linux systems (several different distributions) to
>> automatically retrieve and install updated drivers. The online database
>> service will allow driver writers to securely interact, publish their
>> driver information, and make it available to users. Some effort will be
>> devoted to working with existing projects, such as openprinting.org.
> 
> As we said on the call last week, the main idea here is these folks will
> cleanup and make our initial rough cuts "pretty" and usable for third
> parties - manage accounts, handle secure access to the site, etc.

Perhaps you should add this to the description in the ideas page, too.

    Till




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