[maemo-users] MeeGo community demo

From: Gary gary at eyetraxx.net
Date: Mon May 10 19:28:14 EEST 2010
On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Xavier Bestel wrote:

> Yes, but that's really not my conception of "community supported".
> And on a more pragmatic note, I see you never tried to make the
> "poulsbo" driver (proprietary Intel driver for GMA500) work with an
> up-to-date linux distribution. It's plainly impossible.

I haven't had that particular pleasure but OpenBSD has been against "binary
blob" drivers for some time and I can certainly see the wisdom in that. I
was pretty impressed with Broadcom's Crystal HD chipset being released the
way it was, however, as it's fully functional under Linux, OS X and Windows
-- all of which have very different licensing schemes. But I don't know that
it could be leveraged for X acceleration as it's geared toward HD codec
functionality. I wish more chipset vendors would follow their lead. Alas,
Intel has always been slow to adapt and used the proprietary mantra as their
shield against anything they're unwilling to do.

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