Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 17:40 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Ahem. I just had to write that all-caps headline. Broadcom's wireless chips - used by just about everybody in this industry - have been a major pain in the bum for Linux users, because the company did not release open source drivers. Workarounds had to be created, lots of pain was had in the process, but now, Broadcom has finally seen the light: they have open sourced their wireless Linux drivers.
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RE[4]: Great news...
by r_a_trip on Fri 10th Sep 2010 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great news..."
r_a_trip
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I hope you do realize that the Mesa stack is a pivotal element in the current FOSS driver development for graphics cards.

Get NVidia to open source their driver and the trickery they play with their blob isn't possible anymore. In which case it doesn't make sense to keep providing a separate OGL implementation and Mesa is the logical choice to fill the gap.

FOSS, once adopted, tends to promote the use of common infrastructure and reuse of code.

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