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SubjectRe: Runs with Linux (tm)
On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 02:12:20PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> If even some "Linux-friendly" hardware manufacturers barely cooperate
> with the Linux comminuty now what makes you think this would work?

Nothing in life is guaranteed. But at the very least, I think it would
be a good step towards improving the Linux end user experience. Instead
of the unclear mess we have now (Is it supported? Check with your
vendor!), we would be able to say "Look for the Linux Certified logo".
Combine that with a standard format for source code driver disks, and
it would be a good step in the right direction.

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

Maybe our lower cost will make it easier to entice hardware vendors. As
far as I know, the requirements for Windows driver certification are
pretty heft as vendors have to pay for the cost of future driver
maintenence. In the Linux case we'll make it easier on the vendors as
our maintenence component comes from having the source code and many
hands amongst the community.

-ben
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