Google's Open Source Chief Chris DiBona at the Linux Collaboration Summit yesterday said they plan to hire two Android developers to work with submitting code to the Linux kernel.
ZDNet's Paula Rooney wrote, "Speaking before hundreds at the Linux conference in San Francisco, the good natured programmer acknowledged that Google needs to do a 'better job' of contributing Android patches back to the Linux kernel organization and noted that the company has two job requisitions out now to find candidates for the job."
DiBona said that after the Android code was dropped from the last Linux kernel upgrade, the Google staff that was working on it felt "burned." But he also said that Google doesn't have the staff to properly submit code to kernel.org.
"It is hard to take these very interlaced patchworks and pull out the parts that are acceptable for the mainline kernel," DiBona said, "there are some things we do in the kernel for Android for battery life that wed never do for the kernel."