Out of tree drivers [was Re: Larger projects]

Jason linuxdriverproject at lakedaemon.net
Fri Oct 19 14:31:21 UTC 2007

Greg KH wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 01:13:35AM +0300, Felipe Balbi wrote:
>> I think this is quite interesting... there's a lot of goodies
>> out-of-mainline that should get merged...
> Ok, what others do people know about?  How about we start a list here.
> Here are ones that I know about:
> 	comedi
> 	speakup
> 	acer hotkey driver	http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/
> 	acx wireless driver	http://acx100.sourceforge.net/
> 	adm8211 wierless driver	http://aluminum.sourmilk.net/adm8211/
> 	webcam driver		http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
> 	ivtv video driver	http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Main_Page
> 	kqemu driver		http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/
> 	omnibook kernel driver	http://sourceforge.net/projects/omnibook
> 	panasonic hotkey driver	http://www.da-cha.jp/letsnote
> 	parallel port hardware	http://www-stud.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/~voegelas/pcf.html
> 	another webcam driver	http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/
> 	lirc			(not going upstream due to developer not
> 				wanting it there.)
> Anyone know of others?

Micronas Go7007.  Driver is here [1], I personally use it with [2] for
MythTV.  I could pitch in on it as well.

This would be my first work for lk, though.  I'm relatively new to
kernelspace.  Recently, I patched  Intel's [3] GPL and BSD code for the
ixp400_eth driver to work against vanilla running on an ixp425
(baby steps to current :-) ).

Speaking of ixp400_eth, would it be possible to merge that one as well?
 They have a very clean licensing line.  The patch to the kernel tree is
GPL (for ixp400_eth.ko), the code outside the tree (for ixp400.ko) is
BSD, and the firmware is IPL [4].  How big of an issue is the firmware/IPL?



[1] - http://oss.wischip.com/
[2] - http://www.plextor.com/ENGLISH/products/TV402U.htm
[3] -
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