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    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 (http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/12/7/391):

    >> 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.

    regards,
    Felix
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