Okee, iedereen ff meedoen: op Petition Petition (een of andere site die zich volledige dedicated bezig houdt met het draaien van petities) is een petitie begonnen die tot doel heeft om taiwanese moederplank fabrikanten ertoe te bewegen om meer Athlon borden te produceren:
As early as August 18th, reports began to surface in the PC industry's various online publications regarding the cause of this motherboard shortage, as well as the inexplicable lack of interest of motherboard manufacturers to design and produce boards for this hot new CPU. Many individuals (some with connections in the industry) have come forward to assert that a large corporation (who again will remain nameless in this context for legal purposes) has been pressuring these small companies to not design or produce motherboards for the Athlon. This larger corporations motivation for applying pressure is to protect long standing market share dominance from being comprimised by increased demand and sales of Athlon CPUs. They have threatened these Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers with phantom shortages of their own motherboard chipsets, which the motherboard makers need to produce boards for this larger corporations CPUs. Since the motherboards for this larger corporation's CPUs currently comprise the majority of most of the board maker's sales, most of the board manufacturers are very fearful of the threat of having this supply of chipsets suddenly cut off. This is an unethical and unfair business practice for this larger CPU producer to be engaged in, but they are doing it none the less.
De petitie kun je hier ondertekenen. Op dit moment doen er al meer dan 2500 mensen mee, dus het loopt aardig.