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SubjectRe: Runs with Linux (tm)
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 04:41:44PM +0000, Dirk Steuwer wrote:
> > Yes, but there isn't and won't be much recognition - every company does
> > its own thing. And how many people buy online all the time? But even then,
> > a genery "runs with Linux" Logo would be great. If a company's product
> > is not certified, its not considered by Linux customers.
> This is something I've wanted to see for years now. Linux distributions
> do not have the motivation to work out the hardware certification issues
> on the community level, as it interferes with their value add of branding.
> I have always wished that when I see hardware advertising Linux support
> that it has a meaning: open source, supportable drivers. Maybe it's time
> to get such a project moving.

Yes, the problem afaict is the "works with Linux(notm)" crowd,
e.g., those companies who see ndiswrapper as a way to say
"works with Linux." I don't see how the Runs with Linux(tm)
org can keep them from saying "works with Linux" and confusing
uses with that, but IANAL. Maybe "Linux native support" or
some such words could be used to mean your "open source,
supportable drivers."

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