Intel has in mind a two-phase approach to providing software that Linux needs to take advantage of the processor maker's Centrino chips, an
Intel executive said Wednesday.
The chipmaker likely will begin by releasing a proprietary software module, called a driver, said Will Swope, general manager of Intel's Software and
Solutions Group, speaking in an interview at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here. He said he hopes the company will later offer an open-source
driver, software that the general Linux programming community may scrutinize and reshape if desired.