(posting this under "GNU is Not Unix" as there doesn't appear to be a "Linux" category or an "Ask Slashdot" category; WTF is up with slashdot these days? Are they forgetting their roots? Anyways, that's another rant . . . ).
I've been looking for a webcam that works with Linux for a long time. I've tried ordering Logitech QuickCams of the 3000 and 4000 variety once I was fairly certain they would work with Linux only to be told that they were "out of stock" or "back-ordered" (another rant: why can't these retards keep their online inventory up to date? it really should be prosecutable under false-advertising to list a product as available when it isn't; I found a blog posting along these lines somewhere, but can't find it now; I can't remember if I found it linked from slashdot.org or planet.debian.org; if anyone has a link to it, let me know).
Here's my question: is there a webcam that I can use with Ekiga and MythTV's MythPhone plugin? Where can I buy it? Please note that getting used hardware off of eBay is not an option; binary only drivers are also not preferred. I'm just looking for a simple webcam that I can do videoconferencing with under Linux. I know that many people will say "just search google", but believe me, I've tried and every time I find that the webcams supported by Linux aren't for sale anymore.