News Category: Linux Kernel

Updated Study Reveals More Developers Working on Linux Kernel

After 16 months, The Linux Foundation has published an update to its April 2008 study on Linux kernel development. The new report, written by original authors and kernel developers Jonathan Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman, and the Linux Foundation’s Amanda McPherson, reveals that a net of 2.7...
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GPL Possibly Violated by Satellite Receivers

Article Source The HAugust 17, 2009, 8:25 am A Danish Linux developer intends to take legal action against ViaSat, a provider of satellite receivers. Rasmus Rohde, who has himself contributed some patches to the Linux kernel, has discovered that the Samsung DSB-H670N receiver sold by ViaSat...
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Requests for Linux Drivers Flowing In

Article Source ZDNet AsiaAugust 14, 2009, 10:51 am A steady stream of manufacturers are requesting Linux drivers for their hardware, suggesting growing adoption of Linux operating systems among enterprises. According to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Novell programmer and Linux Driver Project lead, the...
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Linux 2.6.31-rc6 Released

Hmm. Lots of small fixes all over, spread out fairly evenly (50% drivers, and roughly 10% each in arch, fs, kernel, tools/perf, "rest"). And things do seem to be calming down, because outside of some further i915 displayport patches and a couple of perf-counter patches, almost all of them are...
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Japan Linux Symposium Program Announced

The Linux Foundation (LF), has announced the opening of early registration for the inaugural Japan Linux Symposium (JLS). The event, a new annual technical conference designed to provide a collaboration and education space in the Pacific Rim covering all matters Linux, takes place October 21 –...
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Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 2: Graphics, Audio and Video

Article Source The HAugust 7, 2009, 7:53 am Linux 2.6.31 will offer Kernel-Based Mode-Setting for Radeon graphics cards up to model X1950. The developers have included new drivers for X-Fi sound cards and for Intel's "Next-Generation Graphics Device". Many further improvements affect the...
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Linux 2.6.31-rc5 Released

Ok, I've got some pending stuff, but I'm pushing out -rc5 now because it does fix a lot of regressions, and some of the pending stuff I'm not entirely sure about. Apart from various regression fixes, the diffstat shows a couple of new drivers (at_hdmac, uc2322, gspca/sn9c20x, ds2782 battery...
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Linus Torvalds: "Microsoft hatred is a disease"

Article Source Ars TechnicaJuly 27, 2009, 1:50 pm Last week, Microsoft contributed Hyper-V drivers to the Linux kernel in order to improve the performance of running virtualized Linux guests in a Windows host environment. Furthermore, Microsoft opened its Linux Hyper-V drivers under the GPL....
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Finding Linux Bugs Before they Become Exploits

Article Source internetnews.com It's not everyday that there is a public security exploit published for the Linux kernel, yet that is what happened in early July. Though the flaw itself was patched in the mainline Linux kernel several weeks prior to the public exploit code being published, not...
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Microsoft and Vyatta Rebut Reports of GPL Violation

Article Source The HJuly 24, 2009, 2:15 am Reports that Microsoft had to release the Hyper-V Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) under the GPLv2 because they had violated the GPL have been rebutted by Microsoft and Vyatta. Vyatta had been referenced by reports as the source of the...
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