Reaching out to hardware companies

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at
Sat Oct 23 17:31:35 UTC 2010

On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 21:23:05 -0500
Anthony Papillion <papillion at> wrote:

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> So I've been using Ubuntu on and off for a few years but recently
> decided to devote my entire laptop to it in my effort to oust Windows
> from my life as much as possible. So far, with a few exceptions,
> everything works great even on my older (4 year old) machine.
> The exceptions to the 'greatness' are: audio, wireless networking, and
> some video (mostly Flash).
> I know the old line about 'it's not Linux's fault, it's the hardware
> vendors' and I understand that. But I'm wondering what kind of concerted
> effort is being made to reach out to those vendors that do not support
> Linux?  I'm sure Canonical is actively working with many vendors but
> could the community do more?
> I'm considering starting a group with the specific goal of doing
> hardware outreach. We'll interface with companies that don't support
> Linux, we'll lobby them, we'll work with them in whatever capacity they
> need us, and we'll even write the drivers if need be.
> I'd like to get everyone's opinion on this approach. Is it something
> worthwhile to pursue? What do you think?

Steve Cook (Yorvyk) 

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