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Who wrote 2.6.20?

Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Feb 21, 2007 6:16 UTC (Wed) by dambacher (subscriber, #1710)
Parent article: Who wrote 2.6.20?

Very interesting statistics that is!
One thing I personally found remarkable: to see that Broadcom is "sponsoring" kernel work. In the past they were not well known for good linux adoption (at least to me using their network/wifi devices). But that may have changed.


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Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Feb 21, 2007 6:55 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

It's probably mostly driver code for hardware they want to sell on servers or in embedded systems were it's worth their time to contribute.

I realy doubt that their position on 'ip' has changed any in regards to consumer grade stuff.

It may also be partly due to the fact that large corporations have decentralized management were the left hand may disagree entirely with the right, while in the meantime the left foot is quietly contributing code.

Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Feb 21, 2007 9:52 UTC (Wed) by johill (subscriber, #25196) [Link]

Broadcom appears to have quite separated internal groups so while for example the wired networking groups is doing tg3 and b44, bcm43xx is entirely a volunteer effort.

Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Feb 21, 2007 11:49 UTC (Wed) by gouyou (guest, #30290) [Link]

It also looks like they are making a significant part of the hardware for the OLPC project.

Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Feb 21, 2007 14:35 UTC (Wed) by dwmw2 (subscriber, #2063) [Link]

It also looks like they are making a significant part of the hardware for the OLPC project.
Er, Broadcom? Not so.

Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Feb 21, 2007 15:57 UTC (Wed) by gouyou (guest, #30290) [Link]

My bad, I was remembering the mail from Theo de Raadt about OLPC and NDAs where he was talking about Broadcom. Confused it in my mind with Marvell ...

Broadcom and Linux

Posted Feb 22, 2007 15:02 UTC (Thu) by massimiliano (subscriber, #3048) [Link]

This is not kernel related, but it is Linux related anyway...

A Broadcom employee ported the Mono JIT to the MPIS architecture, because they needed it, and of course they were going to use it on Linux.


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