[mythtv-users] New Reverse Engineered Nvidia Driver in 2.6.33 Linux Kernel

Christopher Meredith chmeredith at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 19:56:04 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Mache Creeger <mache at creeger.com> wrote:
> This just up on slashdot
> "Not only is DRBD to be included in the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, but so is the
> Nouveau driver. The Nouveau driver is the free software driver that was
> created by clean-room reverse engineering NVIDIA's binary Linux driver. It
> has been in development for several years with 2D, 3D, and video support.
> The DRM component is set to enter the Linux 2.6.33 kernel as a staging
> driver. This is coming as a surprise move after yesterday Linus began
> ranting over Red Hat not upstreaming Nouveau and then Red Hat attributing
> this delay to microcode issues. The microcode issue is temporarily worked
> around by removing it from the driver itself and using the kernel's firmware
> loader to insert this potentially copyrighted work instead."


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