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SubjectRe: Free Linux Driver Development!
Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 18:00:15 -0500 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. Maybe it's being
>> "rude", but so is not responding to requests to get it merged.

I believe a BIG reason why lots of open-source drivers are out-of-tree
right now, is because lkml is perceived as being wayyyyyy too fussy
and petty about 80-column lines, brackets, etc.. for new code.

It's just not worth the effort/abuse for many maintainers to pursue it.

> and I'm quite willing to apply Doc/CodingStyle to driver source file(s).
> That's as easy as replying to an email with comments about it.

That's a very decent offer, and exactly what's needed here!

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