[lkml]   [2005]   [Dec]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Runs with Linux (tm)

    On 8 Dec 2005, at 11:48, jerome lacoste wrote:

    > [...]
    >> With a logo a PC vendor such as Dell can stick the logo on their PCs
    >> if and only if every component in the machine is certified.
    >> (Including motherboard, on-board graphics, on-boad-sound, on-board
    >> raid etc. etc.)
    >> This means you or I don't have to try to find out the exact machine
    >> specification from Dell and then individually check each part against
    >> the hardware database.
    > I completely agree with all your arguments. My point is that your
    > solution is a long term one. It depends on demand being there, on
    > hardware vendors to be educated/lobbied/pressured, on both part
    > vendors and part assemblers to use the logos (as a good side effect
    > creating the logo might enforce the existance of Linux/Free OS
    > specialized hardware companies).
    > This is a good but long term shot. It will take years before such a
    > framework becomes effective for the user.

    I am not trying to address the immediate problem.
    This is a strategy to prevent the "Doomsday Scenario" outlined by
    Arjan which ends up with most drivers being closed source.

    I said in my other thread (

    >> The primary motivation for this is that it leverages the
    >> individual power of each purchaser (of a system or individual
    >> piece of hardware) be they a consumer, SME, system builder, tier 1
    >> or 2 PC manufacturer, government dept., or Linux distro company,
    >> into a single point of pressure that can be applied to OEMs to
    >> ensure that they provide open source drivers.

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-12-08 13:27    [W:0.020 / U:38.500 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site