Qualcomm Snapdragon? (Re: Intel Atom )

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Thu Aug 14 15:39:37 CEST 2008

> When the 2D/3D graphics drivers are released, only the kernel portions
> will be GPL.  The user-space libraries will be closed source by the
> current plan of record.
> I guess this is good enough. I dont think we are getting anything more
> with Glamo as well

i don't think it is enough.
not getting more with the glamo cannot be the standard and rational to put  
us in the same situation again.
these only partial open drivers are almost as evil as the closed ones --  
when something important changes you can't change the driver's internals  
and when qualcomm finally decides to drop the development of drivers you  
are stuck with driver rapidly becoming obsolete.
i've lived w/ ati and nvidia drivers for the past few years and it ain't  
no fun.

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