The Linux Kernel Development Community
When you begin developing code for the Linux kernel, you become a part of the global kernel development community. The main forum for this community is the Linux kernel mailing list. Subscription information is available at http://vger.kernel.org. Note that this is a high-traffic list with upwards of 300 messages a day and that the other readerswhich include all the core kernel developers, including Linusare not open to dealing with nonsense. The list is, however, a priceless aid during development because it is where you will find testers, receive peer review, and ask questions.
Later chapters provide an overview of the kernel development process and a more complete description of participating successfully in the kernel development community.