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  • #16
    Originally posted by Xheyther View Post
    This guy is French.
    Last time I checked we were not invaded by the French.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by loonyphoenix View Post
      I think the laws on software patents in Belgium are much saner than in the US. It might not be an issue for him.
      Originally posted by Xheyther View Post
      This guy is French. As most of the world doesn't live in USA, most of the world doesn't have to bother with software patent infringement and paying fees or spend time in jail for such dumb reasons.
      I think you guys are missing the point. Because of the patent issues support like this cannot be enabled by default in most distros leaving the end user to compile items from scratch if they wish to have that support enabled.

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      • #18
        Finally, someone who doesn't want to put up with Mesa's insane bureaucracy. I am glad someone is actually doing something, rather than worrying about software patents, of which in court could probably all be proven as prior art.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
          Finally, someone who doesn't want to put up with Mesa's insane bureaucracy. I am glad someone is actually doing something, rather than worrying about software patents, of which in court could probably all be proven as prior art.
          Got any proof of that "prior art" statement?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by deanjo View Post
            Got any proof of that "prior art" statement?
            What should I attack first?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
              What should I attack first?
              Any of the patented openGL 3/4 items.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Goderic View Post
                Last time I checked we were not invaded by the French.
                But you better were. Since USA laws .... suck!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Goderic View Post
                  Last time I checked we were not invaded by the French.
                  Read "French speacking" please. Damn minute-edit-oups-too-late rule.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    I think you guys are missing the point. Because of the patent issues support like this cannot be enabled by default in most distros leaving the end user to compile items from scratch if they wish to have that support enabled.
                    Doesn't Mint LInux already use some patented things which other distro's don't use because of the fear of lawsuits?
                    So maybe some distro's won't enable it, but others like Mint will.
                    As long as they have nothing to do with the USA they don't have to care about USA laws

                    Originally posted by Xheyther View Post
                    Read "French speacking" please. Damn minute-edit-oups-too-late rule.
                    Ok, but French speaking or not has actually nothing to do with USA laws

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Ragas View Post
                      But you better were. Since USA laws .... suck!
                      Belgium has AFAIK also no USA laws

                      (1 min edit indeed sucks)

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Goderic View Post
                        Doesn't Mint LInux already use some patented things which other distro's don't use because of the fear of lawsuits?
                        So maybe some distro's won't enable it, but others like Mint will.
                        Ya there are a few distro's that are willing to run the risk but those are exceptions to the rule rather then the rule.

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                        • #27
                          Does it matter if it's the rule?

                          Those who need Open (lol) GL acceleration will be able to get it. That's the most important thing.

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                          • #28
                            Does anything, besides future kde versions , actually use OpenGL 4+ on Linux?

                            Personally I couldn't care less about OpenGL 4, 5, 10 whatever. All I care about is good OpenGL 2.1 support plus any extras needed by wine. And by good support I'm talking about support in the complete driver stack, not just the state tracker. So from my point of view I'd rather see a GSoC student applying for hacking on r600g.

                            Having said that, it's not for me to decide what other people should do in their own time, so if he wishes to work on OpenGL 4.1 I wish him good luck, although I agree with other comments that it does sound way too over ambitious.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                              Does it matter if it's the rule?

                              Those who need Open (lol) GL acceleration will be able to get it. That's the most important thing.
                              Oh I absolutely agree that people that need it can get it and it is the most important thing. That is why I have no issue with blobs.

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                              • #30
                                Look like someone is willing to own an OpenGL4.0 card...

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