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What peculiar semantics

What peculiar semantics

Posted Oct 26, 2012 20:50 UTC (Fri) by sjj (subscriber, #2020)
In reply to: What peculiar semantics by gowen
Parent article: Airlie: raspberry pi drivers are NOT useful

Well, "useful" to a kernel level hacker presumably does mean being able to work with it at the lowest level. I can even understand how frustrating it may be that there is something you *can't* see. But really, unfortunately, that's how modern hardware is - I have 627 firmware blobs on this machine from the distribution.

For the rest of the planet, and with RasPi in particular, it means "can I do something cool with it"?

And I also bet that this isn't the last thing RasPi people manage to get out of Broadcom. I assume getting even this far has taken a huge amount of work - this *is* Broadcom after all. Creating a hugely popular board on their hardware and showing them that they can too profit from the community is a win-win. Some people just want everything right now. We'll see. Glass half full!

Now if I could just get around to doing something *useful* with my two RasPis...


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