Yes some of us feal maybe save from this, but thats an illusion. At least here in Germany you get your money from the social system by good will from the public officials. They make often mistakes and maybe force you into work that you are not willing to do.
So when you want something today, there are a few ways today. 1. you pay directly for it 2. you make it by yourself 3. someone makes money with advertisement or something like that.
So even if the phoronix authors (or is it only one guy?) are not perfekt they invest much time for stuff most of us are interessted. I dont know other sites that invest so much time to get X and Kernel tests and news out. If you know sites that do this job better give me a hint about it.
But blaming somebody for making somehow money in a very customerfriendly way pisses me off.
I am for basic income grant, so that we stop with poorness in the western world at least, and also on the other countrys. But as long this is not there it is not fair to critisise someone to make money by helping people with free information.
To the intel driver, is there hope that over gallium the intel hardware especialy the tested samsung nc10 could maybe play 720p vides without problems? The old mesa plays only dia show at that resulition.