What about certification of single devices

Asked by André Gregor-Herrmann

Hi there,

first of all: Thanks for beeing active in this important certification issue.

But there is still one thing I was wondering:

There is no certification process for single devices like a tv stick including a "works on ubuntu" sticker.

Lately I've been to a standard media store and bought a usb wlan- and a bluetooth-dongle. I asked the salesman for linux compatibility. His answer was (as I expected) very uncommunicative by saying "Yes, there have been some stickers on some devices as linux was trendy and a lot of people were thinking they need linux...".

Well I bought these sticks and tried them in precise and they both worked well ootb.

The Point is: Ubuntu supports so much hardware out there, but anytime if I am in a real standard media-store, I have no possibility to buy a device ad-hoc, without having the (minor) risk on my side that the device won't work proper.

Wouldn't it be great to collect information about these kind of devices? If the List of supported hardware exceeds some point partners could go in contact with those stores, offering stickers for supported hardware.

Is anything like this in planning at canonical?

Regards

André

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Jeff Lane suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #2002: “What about certification of single devices (dongle devices, printers, etc)”.

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