Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Nouveau, the upcoming open-source NVIDIA display drivers for Linux, has been merged into the mainline DRM and Mesa git trees. However, this project still isn't ready for prime-time yet as more work is still left to be accomplished. The reason for this code merger is to make it easier to develop in the trees. More information and discussion can be found here.