Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 13th Aug 2006 08:25 UTC, submitted by binarycrusader
Intel The driver source code released for the Intel 965 Graphics chipset recently isn't as open as first thought. Keith Packard posted a reply on the linux-kernel mailing list detailing what parts were not available.
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Kudos Eugenia
by jacquouille on Sun 13th Aug 2006 08:53 UTC
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EDIT : whoops, this is submitted by Binarycrusader -- so Kudos Binarycrusader!

Nice journalism job -- it's really great to be notified of such important postings in developer mailing lists, as it's a tedious job to read them all.

Back to the topic, I still have high hopes for this free Intel driver, though the binary blob is disappointing. After all, that's still much better than what ATI and Nvidia are currently doing. I guess Intel is bound by some nasty NDAs, but with people like Keith working there, I am still quite confident in their good will.

Edited 2006-08-13 08:56

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RE: Kudos Eugenia
by binarycrusader on Sun 13th Aug 2006 09:20 in reply to "Kudos Eugenia"
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Nice journalism job -- it's really great to be notified of such important postings in developer mailing lists, as it's a tedious job to read them all.

The credit should go to the OSNews crew, who have provided a relatively focused technologly site that keeps the community informed.

Also, I probably should have said "are not available" instead of "were not available." I am certain that one of my teachers from long ago is suddenly annoyed with me and doesn't know why. I am also certain there is a comma missing in my text as well somewhere ;)

See this post for a few more hints about what the binary blob may contain:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=115534356117835&w=2

Edited 2006-08-13 09:29

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