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13 August 2008, 14:47

Guide to participating in Linux Kernel Community published

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The Linux Foundation has published a guide on how to participate in the Linux Kernel Community, written by Jonathan Corbet, and placed the book online on the Linux Developers Network. The Linux Foundation hopes the book will help widen participation with Linux kernel development by documenting the community's open processes.

The thirty page book looks at the how the Linux kernel release cycle works, how to plan for getting involved with the process, the requirements of the community for patches, getting patches reviewed and how to work with reviewers in getting the patch accepted.

Jonathan Corbet, author of the guide, and a Linux kernel developer and executive editor of Linux Weekly News, said "While the Linux kernel development process is quite open, it can sometimes be surprising or intimidating to new developers. This guide should help aspiring kernel developers and their managers understand how kernel development works, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to join our community in making the kernel better for everybody".


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