PATCH: Driver Maintainers

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Nov 05 2002 - 13:22:31 EST

I've been getting more and more people talking to me looking to pay people to
fix small Linux bugs but having problems finding smaller companies. Obviously
wanting to send $1000 to have someone fix a driver simply doesn't work when
you talk to big companies.

One thing the FSF do which is rather sensible is keep a list in the packages
of people who you can pay to fix stuff in them. I asked on Linux-kernel
and got a small initial set of company responses. hopefully more will appear
once its merged.

The order is alphabetical logically enough

[Marcelo this seems to apply cleanly to 2.4 as well]



--- ../linux.2.5.46/MAINTAINERS 2002-11-05 13:54:42.000000000 +0000 +++ MAINTAINERS 2002-11-05 16:11:31.000000000 +0000 @@ -1,6 +1,9 @@ List of maintainers and how to submit kernel changes + (Please also see Documentation/DriverFixers for people who offer driver + development and fixing as a business) + Please try to follow the guidelines below. This will make things easier on the maintainers. Not all of these guidelines matter for every trivial patch so apply some common sense. --- /dev/null 2002-08-31 00:31:37.000000000 +0100 +++ Documentation/DriverFixers 2002-11-05 18:41:26.000000000 +0000 @@ -0,0 +1,37 @@ +People who fix drivers as a business - ie for money. (No recommendation, +business association or other relationship implied. This for the benefit of +American lawyers is just a list of people who have asked to be listed - nothing +more). + + +Company: BitWizard +Contact: Rogier Wolff +E-Mail: + +Company: Caederus +Contact: Justin Mitchell +E-Mail: +URL: +Location: Swansea, Wales, UK + +Company: Weinigel Ingenjörsbyrå AB +Contact: Christer Weinigel +E-Mail: +Location: Stockholm, Sweden + +Company: WildOpenSource +Contact: Martin Hicks +E-Mail: + + +To be added to the list: email <> giving the +following information + +Company: CompanyName [Required] +Contact: ContactName [Required] +E-Mail: An email address [Required] +URL: Web site [Optional] +Location: Area/Country [Optional] +Telephone: Contact phone number [Optional] +Notes: Any other notes (eg certifications, specialities) + - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at

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