Why The Open-Source Graphics Card Failed
Phoronix: Why The Open-Source Graphics Card Failed
Last week I wrote that the open-source graphics card is dead. The developer behind Project VGA has now written a lengthy email to me to explain why the open-source graphics card is no more...
Nothing wrong with anonymous contributions to FOSS projects
I'm the founder the Open Graphics Project.
I don't fully understand Mr. Meeuwisse's objection. A respectable company was kind enough to contribute substantially to the OGP, but they requested that their contribution remain anonymous. I don't see anything wrong with that. We were very grateful for their help, and we could not have succeeded without it. But we did succeed, and the FOSS community is better off for it, with full design specs for a 100% purely open source graphics card development platform.
Making an anonymous contribution or code or designs to a FOSS project is no different from making an anonymous, no-strings monetary contribution. But Mr. Meeuwisse seems to disagree for some reason and took it upon himself to "expose" them.
How about six words, greed and lack of enough talent
How about six words, greed and lack of enough talent?
Those stubborn enough to do it without market leader support don't get enough support from others with good enough talent; there are only a limited number of people who can actually improve on the current state-of-the-art.
The greed? Well, some of those talented guys will probably be sucked up into the biig machinery. Ok, not greed. Reality.