The real solution
Posted May 24, 2006 14:01 UTC (Wed) by eru
In reply to: The real solution
Parent article: Kororaa and the GPL - Update 1
There's a certain irony to the fact that in order to use a gpl graphics driver you are forced into buying a board/processor from half of the famed 'wintel' cartel.
Yes, and in some other matters Intel seems to be part of the problem, as seen here:
The most uncooperative company is Intel, which has started a sham "open source" BIOS project. The software consists of all the unimportant parts of of a BIOS, without the hard parts. It won't run, and doesn't bring us any closer to a BIOS that does run. It is just a distraction. By contrast, AMD has been cooperating by releasing major chunks of their BIOS source code and making their technical experts available.
(Quote from from
http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/free-bios.html). So who should I boycot?
Wouldn't it be lovely if there were a hardware company that just
concentrated on making the best hardware possible and helping developers
to write the best possible drivers for it, not just the big companies...
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