Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
The point is that he claims that he doesn't "want" to develop for the blob but that he doesn't have any other choice, which is not true. He can update his X/Mesa/Driver stack on his own or switch to another distro.
So could you, and you could have reported the bug too. As could have any KDE user, or any Mesa developer too, for that matter.

He's an unpaid volunteer coder. He tested with what was available to him, and he added an optional effect.