Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Nov 2012 22:11 UTC
Linux "The result of almost a year of development by NVIDIA, Valve and other game developers, the new GeForce R310 drivers are designed to give GeForce customers the best possible Linux-based PC gaming experience - and showcase the enormous potential of the world's biggest open-source operating system." Like I said: something is happening here. No, not all problems will be solved overnight - but something is happening here, and you have to start somewhere. The fact that several gaming companies and NVIDIA are working together on this is a very clear sign that commitments have been made.
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RE[3]: Nice
by Gusar on Sat 10th Nov 2012 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice"
Gusar
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"Protecting the integrity" by allowing some closed blobs to use dma-buf but not nvidia? Yes, all the SoC drivers that use dma-buf are closed. Sure they have a GPL component in the kernel, which is how they're allowed to use dma-buf, but that component won't do you much without the userspace blobs.

So there's no "protecting integrity" or "making a moral stance" or anything by keeping Nvidia out. It's that some vendors have managed to isolate just enough of their driver into a GPL component, while Nvidia can't because of how their driver is put together.

Also, the first two versions of dma-buf did not have those symbols exported as gpl-only: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dri-devel/2012-October/029107...

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