So, as I guess people actually read this thing, might as well test it out with some small requests.

For OLS this year, I'm giving a tutorial where everyone gets a USB device and we all write a driver for it. Problem is, I'm having a hard time finding a USB device that doesn't already work on Linux... So, anyone have any ideas for a relatively cheap (less than $50.00 US) USB device that currently doesn't have a Linux driver. Some kind of fun LED device is always good, as everyone always likes to see lights blink.

On a totally different note, OSDL recently just laid off some very talented, and experienced Linux kernel developers and testers. These are subsystem and driver maintainer level kernel people, who really understand the community and how to get stuff done in the kernel and have loads of experience doing just that. OSDL cut them as part of a "budget reduction" restructure (my rants about how OSDL is currently being run are best left for another time. "Center of gravity for Linux" my ass...) Anyway, this means that there are some good people looking for Linux kernel related jobs. If anyone knows of any openings, feel free to let me know and I'll forward the information on to them.

posted Mon, 23 May 2005 in [/diary]


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