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SubjectRe: Free Linux Driver Development!

On Jan 31 2007 18:59, Lee Revell wrote:
> 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.

Talk about util-linux and rpm, whose maintainers were/are unwilling to give
back the project to those who would really like to work on it.

At least I don't differentiate between userspace and kernelspace when it
comes to "hijacking projects back for the better". foobar is left where it
is, and is commonly forked into foobar-ng. It's just naming. Just pull in
lirc and tag it lirc-ng.

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