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Welcome to the The Linux Driver Project, a resource for device manufacturers wishing to access a community of developers who write Linux kernel device drivers.

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About us

This group is focused on creating and maintaining Open Source Linux kernel drivers for all types of devices, and maintaining community information on developments around devices.

The Wiki serves as a process guide for hardware makers to understand how to work with the developer community in order to publish device drivers in the kernel, and as an entry point for developers looking to contribute to the Linux kernel.

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 non-disclosure agreements 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.

If you are a developer, consider joining the Mailing Lists to communicate with the community your skills and interests to see if a suitable project is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have quite a long list of Frequently Asked Questions that you might wish to peruse before asking them to the developers or on the Mailing Lists.

Mailing Lists

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

Current Projects

Joining the mailing lists and asking questions is the best way to see what is currently in progress.

As it seems that there are not enough companies asking us to do development for them to keep all of the developers busy, there are other sorts of contributions that can be made to the kernel. The projects are constantly changing so once again please ask on the mailing list where you may be able to aid in those efforts.

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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