The same discussion again and again...
Posted Nov 9, 2011 19:31 UTC (Wed) by wookey
In reply to: The same discussion again and again...
Parent article: Rawhide gets GNOME Shell for all display types
Why should a developer abandon the use of perfectly good APIs just because some users choose to go out and buy hardware that requires closed source software to function, then refuses to run closed source software?
There isn't necessarily much choice about it:
This here desktop was provided by IT in a large corp. The built-in graphics is disabled and an nvidia card shoved in. I can't change that - it's locked-down by IT.
More seriously, on ARM there are 6 different GPUs available and _all_ of them require binary drivers. I can't buy _any_ hardware that has accelerated graphics without getting into the above sticky situation. We both agree it's a crappy situation to be in, but short of telling me I should choose an entirely different CPU architecture, I can't really be blamed for _choosing_ this situation.
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