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Re: finding open-source friendly new hardware -- was Re: please

also sprach charlie derr <cderr@simons-rock.edu> [2007.06.06.1500 +0200]:
> Excellent advice.  I've also been attempting to do the same (though I'm 
> such a cheapskate I more often end up recycling rather than purchasing).  
> But I wonder if you'd be willing to share the resources you use to make 
> buying choices?   Are there some manufacturers who deserve credit across 
> the board?  I find a lot of good anecdotal evidence at sites like 
> tuxmobil.org but I'm just hoping others may have favorites that I'm not 
> familiar with.

I would be happy to share the limited info I have. What we need is
a database of products/vendors/merchants where this info can be
added. The Linux hardware database used to be good, but I don't know
where it went. Maybe http://www.linuxhardwaredatabase.net/. Then
there is http://www.linuxcompatible.org/compatibility.html, but
neither seems to concentrate on Free/Open-Code.

There is http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/ and with a bit of effort, I am
sure it could be extended. It would rock to have such a resource
originate from Debian. And this could be a cool project for those
well-versed with web-programming who want to contribute to Debian.
In fact, I think it would be a major contribution.

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