Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:42 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu If there's one consistent piece of criticism that gets lobbed in Canonical's and Mark Shuttleworth's direction, it's that they do not contribute enough code - or anything else for that matter - to the Free software world. Mark Shuttleworth has apparently had enough, and has written a very, very lengthy blog post detailing how he feels about this criticism.
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RE[5]: duh
by Fettarme H-Milch on Thu 16th Sep 2010 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: duh"
Fettarme H-Milch
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why do you need 3.0?

Easier portability across platforms.

Of course it's nice to have, but certain things are more important.

Sure there are. Solving world hunger is more important. Abolishing patents on life-saving medicine is more important to help the 3rd world against the epidemics they suffer.

Here is Mesa's progress toward 3.0

Great! drivers implement things like EXA and other 2D stuff. They do not rely on Mesa at all. Mesa does all the 3D

I don't want to go into the specifics which project does what exactly.
FOSS GPU drivers for 3D acceleration rely on both projects which is exactly the reason I mentioned both as one phrase ("Xorg/Mesa").

If Canonical wants to pride itself as contributing member of the FOSS comunity, Canonical's work could IMO most be needed in Xorg/Mesa.

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