Linked by David on Sun 15th Apr 2012 23:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Not being content with the state of open source graphics drivers for Linux, a developer working for Texas Instruments has reverse-engineered his competitor's (Qualcomm) driver and written an open-source Snapdragon driver. With being tainted by legal documents at Texas Instruments, the developer who is also involved with Linaro, had no other choice but to work on an open source graphics driver for his competitor in his free time. The open source Qualcomm Snapdragon/Adreno driver is called Freedreno.
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by jburnett on Mon 16th Apr 2012 16:36 UTC
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2012-03-29

Hopefully this will eventually drive sales towards Qualcomm. Evidence that open source drivers provide monetary benefits would be great news. Then, maybe, hardware companies will finally start opening up their drivers a bit.

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