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  • #16
    Originally posted by Rallos Zek View Post
    Bleh Nvidia and Amd just need to open the source code of their binary blobs and get the code into the kernel and this would not be an problem.


    But no they think they have some uber national secrets embedded in their code LOL
    They cannot do that for legal reasons. There are tons of software patents and IP-protected stuff in the proprietary drivers.

    The only legal way to get around would be to work more on the open source drivers so that they work just as well (or better) than the proprietary ones.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Calinou View Post
      They cannot do that for legal reasons. There are tons of software patents and IP-protected stuff in the proprietary drivers.

      The only legal way to get around would be to work more on the open source drivers so that they work just as well (or better) than the proprietary ones.
      They are taking baby steps in that direction now which is good by releasing some basic docs, but getting Nouveau on a par with the nvidia blob will still take time as the major piece right now that's sorely needed is reclocking and the docs for that function won't be released for some time (IF it can be released)

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      • #18
        Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
        They are taking baby steps in that direction now which is good by releasing some basic docs, but getting Nouveau on a par with the nvidia blob will still take time as the major piece right now that's sorely needed is reclocking and the docs for that function won't be released for some time (IF it can be released)
        To me it sounded like their long-term plan was to move the icky stuff into firmware microcode and then they could have equitable open-source drivers.

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