Contributed by Sam Chill on from the hier-nicht-kaufen dept.
As a response to many people asking for a list of "good" and "bad" hardware vendors I recently purchased vendorwatch.org and setup a wiki. The goal of the site is to provide an organized place to learn about the openness of various vendors, to provide contact information, and a common ground to discuss approaches to getting vendors to open up.
I personally do not know too much about individual vendors, but I have been doing research to dig up contacts and information for each company. The wikipedia has been a good resource for finding basic information on vendors and the openbsd mailing list archives have given me some contact info.
I currently need people to help me add vendor information to the wiki. I would also like to get people's ideas and comments on the project. Hopefully this wiki will grow and will help in getting vendors to release documentation on their hardware.
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