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    Phoronix: Crowd-Funding Mesa Driver Development?

    While Canonical right now is attempting to raise millions of dollars for their Ubuntu Edge project, on a smaller scale would crowd-funding work for development of Mesa?..

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

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    @UID313 I will match any contribution you make up to 50$ Time to put your money where your keyboard is

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    There is ONE place where Xorg foundation (and mesa) lack cash...

    Its Khronos membership. It would have little positive effect on OpenGL implementation (since at least one Intel dev do participate in ARB).
    However Khronos membership also mean ROYALTY FREE IP license for every essential IP that do not have any alternative.

    Here is more stuff on it:
    http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boa...=1#post1252946

    So we crowd fund Xorg (mesa is not legal entity, right?) membership in Mesa. We crowd fund some legal expertise on what would we gain from it. And hopefully at the end of the day, we enjoy freedom to implement full OpenGL without fear of liability...

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    Could be interesting if this developer had more knowledge.
    Now I feel that I personally could do the same job.

    I'm not negative to the concept, it's very good if this gets
    funded and actually gives something. The only thing I say
    is that I'm not going to help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pajn View Post
    Now I feel that I personally could do the same job.
    But you didn't. That's the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisXY View Post
    But you didn't. That's the point.
    Of course. That's why I'm not asking for help of funding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pajn View Post
    Could be interesting if this developer had more knowledge.
    Now I feel that I personally could do the same job.
    Hi Guys, I'm the one running this campaign. First off I would like to say yes any good developer could probably do this work, but just like me they dont because they lack time to commit to it hence my campaign. As to the concerns about my prior experience with Mesa I can fully understand this thats why I have tried to be open about it from that start. If you are looking at this from a pure development perspective my experience level with the codebase can be seen as a negative, but if you consider what I want to try to do with documenting the process it can be seen as a positive as I'm starting off where anyone looking for a quick introduction would be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pajn View Post
    I'm not negative to the concept, it's very good if this gets
    funded and actually gives something. The only thing I say
    is that I'm not going to help it.
    Thats fine, noone is forcing you too Thanks for the feedback.

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