Partner Linux Driver Program

Quickly and easily bring third-party drivers and code for SUSE Linux Enterprise to market


Program benefits

The Partner Linux Driver Program is an added benefit for PartnerNet® Members to bring their SUSE® Linux Enterprise compatible products to market more quickly and cost effectively.

Partner benefits

Tools, specifications, and engineering support help component manufacturers, systems providers, and independent software vendors deliver their third-party drivers and code to joint customers in a timely fashion. These tools also make it easy to support and maintain these drivers and code after they have been delivered to customers, saving both time and money.

Customer benefits

Customers benefit from the timely delivery of third-party code with SUSE Linux Enterprise. Firms can more effectively plan and implement their software upgrades. All of the components in their software stacks will be designed to work together, and will be pre-tested, and delivered in a format that makes their integration smooth and seamless.

Program Components

All PartnerNet members are eligible to participate in the Partner Linux Driver Program. Membership entitles you to a comprehensive set of free resources, plus gives you access to optional value-added fee-based services.

Free Resources

Optional Services

  • Engineering Support Services to facilitate driver packaging, including assistance with using build service tools, troubleshooting and debugging
  • Partner Engineering Services, including dedicated engineering resources to facilitate the building and implementation of open source drivers for our Partners
  • Driver Hosting on a Micro Focus-hosted site specifically designed for the online distribution of third party GPL drivers

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What Members Are Saying

"IBM is committed to helping clients design, deliver and implement innovative Linux solutions that meet their unique business needs. The Partner Linux Driver Program's tools and program support provide our joint clients with drivers and modules that integrate seamlessly with SUSE Linux Enterprise, and are well maintained and supported." Dan Frye Vice President, Open Systems Development, IBM

"The Partner Linux Driver Program allows us to rapidly bring to market the drivers and modules which enable our products like Veritas Storage Foundation to run on SUSE Linux Enterprise. Our joint customers benefit from the timely release of our respective technologies, and can more easily plan and manage their upgrade cycles." Josh Kahn Vice President of Product Management, Storage and Availability Management Group, Symantec

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