Samsung Keeps Working On Its Linux DRM
Phoronix: Samsung Keeps Working On Its Linux DRM
While Samsung has its Exynos 4210 DRM merged into the Linux 3.2 kernel as the first DRM driver for ARM in the mainline kernel, they haven't stopped there. More patches have been floating around from Samsung in the past few days...
We *really* need another acronym for this. Every time I see it in relation to Linux, I cringe for a split second.
Indeed. Not to mention that such usage "dilutes the brand" and confuses the non-technical (read: majority of) users who are educated that DRM is bad. And "poisons" Google searches, too.
Originally Posted by 3vi1
As a stop-gap solution I propose to use "Direct Rendering Manager", or use "drm" (without caps) instead (although the latter one probably makes no difference for Google).
Don't underestimate the power of words. Microsoft are masters of that - everyone who sees "Win" spellt with capital W is going to think (if for a second) about Windows, even if it is used as verb. Linux guerrillas, being underfunded amateurs in marketing, are not going to take over "DRM" word, the world will think about digital rights anyway. Face it, rename the tech and get over it.
That is true. Still when there are GPUs mentioned I think first of rendering then of digital restriction management.
Besides that it is good to see Samsung doing something for the little Penguin. I mean, they had a few interesting note/netbooks in the past but they were so strictly sold with MSW... no.
Also I hope TI manages to get out a driver for this ImgTec stuff.
Lets call it DRI and thats all, shall we?
pfff arm sucks no 3d forever. AMD Fusion ftw.