The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL

David Pottage david at
Sat Nov 15 20:43:03 CET 2008

On Friday 14 November 2008 15:46:34 Yorick Moko wrote:
> somebody (leinir) on irc suggested you could maybe hire
> (<leinir> Tungsten Graphics being the
> people behind gallium3d of course)
> although I don't know how much openmoko is willing to spend on it

Unless we want a closed source driver, I don't think that would work.

Reading between the lines on the Tungsten Graphics website. it looks to me 
that they have one core graphics driver, that they keep porting to whatever 
chip they are asked to write a driver for, so in each case the core engine 
stays the same and only the hardware specific stuff gets changed.

If this is the case, I doubt they would be willing to produce a GPL driver, as 
that would require them either to publish the source of their entire engine, 
or to write a new one.

David Pottage.

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