OpenKinect Update: Success!? - This 8-Bit Life
Hacker Hector Martin has replicated the work of the folks over at the NUI group. He’s written his own drivers, apparently within 3 hours of the European release! That’s pretty fast work but as far as I am aware the NUI Group is ahead of him as they are already working on an SDK and a way to interpret the data they’re reading. Hector says that interfacing with the device was really surprisingly easy. I’d imagine that we’re not far off from having fully working drivers.
Check out the post on Engadget here for more details.