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Linux Collaboaration Summit - Qualcomm

Linux Collaboaration Summit - Qualcomm

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Let's kill allproprietarydrivers for good
Luis R. Rodriguez Adrian ChaddQualcomm Atheros
Linux collaboration summit April, 2012San Francisco, CA
 
Prioritize clean kernelAPIs / code Permissively licenseLinux kernel driversLocalizeusage of theGPL Pick a BSD, call for unification of BSDs Intellectual property strategiesReplace "internal codebases" in favor of working withtwo upstreams:
LinuxBSD
If driver code unificationis desired, makedriver unificationa community problem
W ANALs,proactive engineering strategies
How tokillproprietary drivers
 
 Atheros/ Sam Leffler maintainsMadWifiusesnet80211 BSDs picks upnet80211Linuxrejects net80211 -oh well Sam Leffler, FreeBSD, moves onLinux getsmac80211, cfg80211Community upstreamsath5kwith
SFLC
's help to share HAL code withOpenBSDLinux communityabandonsMadWifi  Luis joins Atheros-Linux hacker  Upstreaming of the Linuxath9kdriver by Atherosunder 
ISC
Broadcom follows
ISC license strategy
Adrian Chadd picks up Sam Leffler's workAdrian Chadd joins Atheros-FreeBSD hacker  Review of internal driver infrastructureProposals for how to help internal driver infrastructure
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