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    Default FSF's High-Priority Driver Project Doesn't Move

    Phoronix: FSF's High-Priority Driver Project Doesn't Move

    Back in February the Free Software Foundation deemed creating an open-source PowerVR driver via clean-room reverse-engineering that's complete with a Gallium3D driver to be a high priority action item. More than two months after classifying it as a high-priority item -- and three months after the original proposal -- no work has been accomplished...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTM1OQ

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    Come on, one random guy claims he has the specs, but has never shown anything, has never done any open source graphics drivers, but wants money first before doing any work?

    That just sounds like a scam, sorry.

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    This though isn't a total surprise since back when the FSF declared open-source graphics drivers a high priority item, you didn't find significant contributions from them towards the Nouveau project or Radeon reverse-engineering, etc.
    They're a foundation, not an organization or some-such. They support others' efforts either with money (directly), or through means which would require monetary funds (ads, server space, promotions, etc.), not directly through code hacking. You might want to read up on their about page. ;-)

    ...maybe that's not what you meant, but that's what it sounded like.

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    "creating an open-source replacement to Google Earth"

    You mean like Marble? The top-priority projects list even links to it.

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    Never will own an arm cpu. So knock yourself out. Cortex vortex spandex call it what you want it's still acorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephasteus View Post
    Never will own an arm cpu. So knock yourself out. Cortex vortex spandex call it what you want it's still acorn.
    Thank you for your insightful and meaningful commentary, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephasteus View Post
    Never will own an arm cpu. So knock yourself out. Cortex vortex spandex call it what you want it's still acorn.
    If you ever get a smartphone, you probably will own an ARM CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranguvar View Post
    If you ever get a smartphone, you probably will own an ARM CPU.
    Can I buy stuff with it.
    I want to make PCI auditing an even bigger joke than it is right now.

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