Including library in the Linux open source

Sahana B Adiga - ERS, HCL Tech sahana.b at
Mon Sep 26 08:29:19 EDT 2011

Hi All,

For a new storage hardware we have a Linux device driver that uses a custom library for hardware interface. This h/w interface library is an intellectual property. We want to share the Linux device driver source code, but not the library source code.

1) Is it possible to add to the Linux open source, such a driver along with the hardware interface library as a blob? Will the Linux kernel community accepts/approves it?

2) If so, what is the procedure involved?

3) Are there any additional documentation or any extra steps required than the normal way of submitting device drivers to Linux kernel community?



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