VIA closes driver source.
After long disease "open source" driver from VIA is dead. Meanwhile VIA "forgotten" to announce release of closed source one. How pathetic.
Long unlife binary-only zombie-driver.
Closed Source Driver:
Maybe Via has changed its mind?
Unichrome.sf.net developer points in his blog
to the discussion on viaarena that indicates future release of source code for upcoming 71 version of IGP driver(it should include code for 70v).
Full message from Via employee:
Well I have some doubts about that. First of all Via have history of strange licensing habits. Second why only action against them make release of source code possible (release date 11/17 so for now it's hard to tell if it's true and if they release full source code). And many more.
VIA’s position on supporting open source has not changed for years. VIA maintain and support both UniChrome and Chrome9 HC IGP display drivers. Each Linux driver branch binary package supports specific chips and distributions. The trunk source code that we release covers these branch binary packages all together. For example, the Linux driver source code v71 package will cover the v70 driver binary code. The v71 driver source code will be released on 11/17.