Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > > LQ Suggestions & Feedback
User Name
LQ Suggestions & Feedback Do you have a suggestion for this site or an idea that will make the site better? This forum is for you.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM - Information and status updates will also be posted here.


View Poll Results: Highlight hardware with open source drivers?
Yes, a capital idea old man 5 100.00%
I think the current rating system is sufficient 0 0%
Yes, and outline in red the ones that are closed source 0 0%
Yes, but only the one's where the manufacturer themselves has contributed 0 0%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

  Search this Thread
Old 03-02-2005, 07:43 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: UK/West Yorkshire/Huddersfield
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 982

Rep: Reputation: 30
An idea for the HCL

I think that a really good move, although I'm not sure how easy it would be to implement, would be the highlighting (in green say) of items in the HCL that ship with open source linux drivers or at least have open source drivers available. In other words, stuff that should work straight out of the box. I believe there would be several advantages to this:

1. People shopping for potential components can quickly and easily check which pieces of hardware have open source drivers and therefore should be ready to go.

2. People can therefore support those manufacturers who release driver code.

3. Provide a bit of "carrot and stick" to manufacturers to release said driver code

4. Improve hits to the much under-used (as far as I understand it from Jeremy's comments) HCL

5. Improve hits to the site etc, etc.

You get the idea.
Does anyone like the cut of my jib?
Old 03-02-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Rep: Reputation: 125Reputation: 125
I think this is a wonderful idea: showing that open source drivers for hardware are preferred may encourage development of more open source drivers.
Old 03-02-2005, 11:32 AM   #3
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 12,950

Rep: Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670Reputation: 3670
Thanks for the suggestion - we'll keep this in mind for a future version of the HCL.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HCL Nothing New? leonscape LQ Suggestions & Feedback 1 08-16-2005 10:04 PM
How to add to LQ HCL? bigrigdriver LQ Suggestions & Feedback 5 07-23-2005 10:24 PM
more about the hcl dukeinlondon LQ Suggestions & Feedback 4 05-13-2005 08:33 AM
Searching the HCL g4c9z LQ Suggestions & Feedback 2 07-28-2004 02:27 PM
Hcl yowi Linux - Hardware 1 02-28-2004 06:22 PM > Forums > > LQ Suggestions & Feedback

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration