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  1. This is a good start but without architecture/ISA...

    This is a good start but without architecture/ISA docs (or compilers/assemblers/etc) for the separate VideoCore processor on the Raspberry PI, this is not as usefull as it looks IMO.
    Also, with all...
  2. I wonder if the reverse engineering and work...

    I wonder if the reverse engineering and work being done on the Atom stuff will help the ARM SoCs that have the same PowerVR core...
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    The link doesn't work, it gives a 404.

    The link doesn't work, it gives a 404.
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    The whole thing is driven by the...

    The whole thing is driven by the backwards-thinking control freaks in Hollywood who think that locking down every possible path their content may pass over is somehow going to stop piracy and...
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    John Carmack was good back when the engines he...

    John Carmack was good back when the engines he came up with were truly state-of-the-art (Wolf3D and Doom in particular) but since about Quake III, the engines he has worked on have been much of a...
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    What I am curious about is why there is so little...

    What I am curious about is why there is so little interest from devs/coders/etc in the PowerVR GPUs compared to all the other GPUs out there (AMD/ATI, NVIDIA, Arm MALI, Qualcomm Adreno etc)
    I would...
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    No, I am talking about ALL content that uses the...

    No, I am talking about ALL content that uses the "Protected Media Path" functionality in Windows. (where the player that is trying to play the content will refuse to play unless all the components in...
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    Regardless of anything else, the #1 reason no...

    Regardless of anything else, the #1 reason no major vendor is going to use an open source driver on Windows is that doing so will mean computers with their GPUs will be blocked from being able to...
  9. No way that 95% of mobile devices run on Qualcomm...

    No way that 95% of mobile devices run on Qualcomm parts. Or are you pretending the TI OMAP line of chips doesn't exist? :)
  10. That may be true but if a participant in the OIN...

    That may be true but if a participant in the OIN was withholding patents then wouldn't the patents being withheld be referenced on the OIN web site?
  11. Ok, so maybe the answer is for someone to contact...

    Ok, so maybe the answer is for someone to contact the right people at HTC and find out for sure if they do in fact own the patent in question. If we find out that they are the legal owners of the...
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    What they said on their website is that not only...

    What they said on their website is that not only will they be doing the Linux porting work but that they will be contributing said porting work BACK to Epic so that other UE4 licensees can use it.
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    Interesting that the most popular embedded GPU...

    Interesting that the most popular embedded GPU (PowerVR) is also the one with the least amount of open-source work done on it. I do wonder why that is... Fear of being sued by Imagination...
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    Because I dont own Doom 3 BFG :)

    Because I dont own Doom 3 BFG :)
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    I see no reason why you couldn't use the BINK...

    I see no reason why you couldn't use the BINK video support in FFMPEG to add video support to the open source version of Doom 3 BFG...
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    As someone who has poked around inside the...

    As someone who has poked around inside the Oblivion engine I can say that it will be a MAJOR task to clone, even with OpenMW as a base.
  17. Blame Hollywood and their stupid "Everything must...

    Blame Hollywood and their stupid "Everything must be copy protected even though no sane pirate would bother trying to read content out of the video card buffers therefore documentation for the video...
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    I suspect a lot more is done in kernel space by...

    I suspect a lot more is done in kernel space by the NVIDIA driver because of their need to share that driver codebase with OSX and Windows (on Windows in particular a lot more driver stuff is done in...
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    The only reason the CDDL exists is because Sun...

    The only reason the CDDL exists is because Sun wanted a license that would prevent Solaris kernel code (ZFS etc) being used in the Linux kernel.
    I also think the MPL or Apache license seem to be...
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    For the video playback, wouldn't the BINK support...

    For the video playback, wouldn't the BINK support in FFMPEG be usable?
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