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    SubjectRe: Free Linux Driver Development!
    On 1/31/07, Theodore Tso <> wrote:
    > More specifically, Dave said that it "seemed rude" to just take the
    > driver and send updates, but maybe the best way of dealing with
    > out-of-tree drivers like lirc is to treat the out-of-tree drivers as a
    > kind of spec release, and just have someone in the community forcibly
    > take the code, fix it up, and then get it merged.

    But if the maintainer is unwilling to work with the kernel developers,
    the driver won't get bugfixes or updates for new hardware.

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