The forbidden topic: Glamo OpenGL

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at
Sun Nov 16 00:52:53 CET 2008

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 2:43 PM, David Pottage <david at> wrote:
> 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.

They've done much of the open source graphics driver development for Intel.


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