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SubjectRe: Runs with Linux (tm)
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On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 09:17 -0500, 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.

If even some "Linux-friendly" hardware manufacturers barely cooperate
with the Linux comminuty now what makes you think this would work?

Christ, some vendors don't bother to get their Windows drivers
certified.

Lee

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