Linux - LOST for drivers

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Linux Offensive Strategy Team

LOST

THE MOVEMENT
L.O.S.T - FDS
Linux Offensive Strategy Team - For Driver Support

WHAT IS IT?

This is a movement front with the objective to demand the Hardware drivers that are rightfully ours! We bought hardware, and want compatibility for what we paid! If we switch OS will they give our money back if our OS doesn't support it?
It seems right to me that the Hardware Vendor is the one who should make possible the use of their product!

HOW?

The objective of this movement is to gather the maximum supporters possible and virtually attack companies' support mailboxes, with pleads of driver support for our hardware on Linux.

WHEN?

Days shall be specified and sent by email to the supporters along with the "attack" message (we want the same msg to be sent by everyone, so that the subject is clear!)

ISN'T THIS WRONG OR ILLEGAL?

Wrong:
Un-ethical? Gimme a break... ex: You paid over $300 for your X-FI "state-of-the-art" sound card and don't use Microsoft Windows (
because you can't or don't want to) and realize it becomes simply USELESS because your hardware vendor doesn't provide you the necessary tools. c'mon...

Illegal:
Hey what can be illegal in mailin your un-satisfaction with your vendor's software support? We just do it in laarge groups so we make sure it won't be just another "deleted" mail!

HOW DID IT START?

Hi!
My name is Philippe Rodrigues. I've been a windows user for about 12 or 13 years.
About 5 years ago i tried redhat linux 8.0 (my brother had just gone out of a linux course and installed it). And I got wowed at the completeness of that OS.
The years pass, I started trying more and more distros and... kinda liked them all. So what was the problem in everyone of them? HARDWARE SUPPORT.
Because we have brilliant effort among our developers we still surpass a piece of that problem.
But it should be up to the hardware manufacturer to provide drivers, not to the OS designers to create it (and sometimes with closed-source difficulties!).
It is so with Windows, why shouldn't it be so with Linux?
So I yelled WAR!
WAKE THE DEAD. It's our right to protest and manifest! We want what we paid for!
So I thought of pressure... filled mailboxes will give serious headache to manufacturers' support staff.
And who knows, maybe we might be lucky...

INTERESTED?

Join sending your first name and email. And comments if you please.
Send your name and email to:

gemi9@hotmail.com
or
activedaemon@gmail.com

May the force be with us!

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