John Linville


John Linville

Red Hat, Inc.


John W. Linville is the current Linux kernel maintainer for wireless local area networking. John is employed by Red Hat, where his primary focus is wireless networking in the upstream kernel and the Fedora distribution. When not completely overwhelmed by these roles, John enjoys his role relaxing at home as a husband and father of three young children.

Proposals for this user

* Modern Configuration API for Wireless Networking

The wireless extensions API is universally hated by wireless developers on both sides of the user/kernel divide. Fortunately the cfg80211 API is maturing as a modern alternative. What is needed is for drivers (both new and old) to adopt cfg80211 as their configuration mechanism so that the long wireless extensions nightmare can finally end.
Networking 06/15/2009
John Linville