Aug 17, 2009
Manufacturers are Requesting Linux Drivers
It is now long ago that Linux went from being a hobby project to be a serious operating system used by businesses mainly on servers. Many hardware manufacturers want to focus more on Linux and the marks of the Linux Driver Project.
"Linux Driver Project" is a team of some 400 programmers and developers, which as the name suggests, makes drivers for Linux. Chief Developer is Greg Kroah-Hartman of Novell reports that they regularly receive requests from companies wishing to make a driver so that their hardware works in Linux.
Just two years ago the team had difficulty finding something to do, and several thought that it was due to reluctance by businesses. Today Kroah-Hartman describes the "problem" as solved or as Zdnet writes "Linux moving into the driver's seat".