Talking to Logitech on the phone regarding webcam support for linux
pemboa at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 20:49:58 UTC 2007
On 2/7/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just thought that you guys might like to know that I just spent 23
> minutes on the phone with Logitech telling them that they need to
> supply Linux drivers. They were rather nice, but they said that they
> have no intention of ever suppling linux drivers as there is no
> demand. They do have Vista drivers, though, even though I am certain
> that for every Vista user today there are 1000 Linux users or more.
> Logitech's contact info is on this page:
> And to save you the trip, this is their US phone number:
> Give them a call and express interest. It is the only way that we will
> see companies back their products with linux support.
> Dotan Cohen
I hate to ask RedHat for anything as if it were a family member of
mine, but I have this request.
As much as they are not in the desktop market, purely as a gesture of
goodwill, could RedHat start reselling such hardware that is in
demand? I'm thinking of all linux users interested in, and wanting to
buy a webcam for example, would signup, maybe put half the money down,
and then RedHat would approach Logitech for example with the bulk
order (which I hear manufactures respond to much better) and RedHat
tacks on whatever percentage is needed to cover the cost to them of
doing this. I much rather pay RH as middle man than go straight to the
manufacturer and still get incomplete support.
Hope that made sense.
Fedora Core 6 and proud
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