VIA appoints open source champion

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The Ottowa Linux Symposium last week witnessed the marriage of VIA Technologies and Harald Welte.

VIA has contracted Harald Welte, known within the free software community as a hacker of the Linux kernel and for his activities in enforcing the GNU General Public Licence, as the company’s Open Source liaison officer.

Welte will optimise VIA’s Open Source support for Linux across all the components of its x86 processor platforms. This includes its VIA C processor line and the new VIA Nan processor, as well as accompanying chipsets, graphics, and networking chips.

Welte will also assist VIA to develop drivers that are in line with the standards and best practices of Linux kernel development, and improve interaction with the Open Source development community, the company said.
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