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KernelTrap: Compatibility and Incompatibility Lists

Aug 25, 2004, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"David Welton proposed the creation of a Linux Incompatibility List, a wiki-type web site used for tracking hardware devices that are currently known to not work with the Linux kernel. Alan Cox suggested, 'I think the 'compatibility list' side is the more important. Trying to punish non helpful products/vendors isn't as productive as helping stuff that is Linux friendly.' David suggested that the incompatibility list is likely to be small, and thus easier to maintain. He went on to add, 'by the way, the concept is not really about punishing vendors, and I don't want it to come off looking like that. It's about 'this piece of hardware does not work with Linux'. Who knows, maybe the fault is with the kernel maintainers:-) It might be nice if that gave some incentive to the manufacturers to help bring the driver up to speed, though...'"

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