Intel declares Clover Trail Atom processor a "no Linux" zone (ars technica)
Posted Sep 14, 2012 22:10 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Intel declares Clover Trail Atom processor a "no Linux" zone (ars technica)
Parent article: Intel declares Clover Trail Atom processor a "no Linux" zone (ars technica)
given that they are the ones who are producing the 'binary blobs', they would be able to either release them, or license them in a way that Linux can deal with.
Sorry, but no. You either never developed proprietary software or you pretend to not know how it's done. I doubt PowerVR even gives Intel the whole set of sources (even this will require tens of millions of dollars to exchange hands; most likely they receive source for the "glue code" and bunch of binary files which actually impelement the driver's logic) and the only way for the Intel to provide FOSS source for the thing is to buy Imagination Technologies Group plc.
Which would make absolutely no sense if there are in-house technology ready for the next year.
It's your right to be a Linux zealot and see the conspiracies everywhere, but please don't try to sell your paranoid theories as the facts.
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