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Luc Verhaegen Comments On Intel/Mir Politics

Intel

Published on 10 September 2013 08:45 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
59 Comments

Luc Verhaegen, the former RadeonHD graphics driver developer at SUSE and now working on the Lima project for reverse-engineering ARM Mali graphics, has shared his thoughts on the recent developments surrounding Intel backing out their XMir driver support.

Phoronix was the first news source to report last week of Intel dropping XMir support from their driver with some neutral comments made by management at the company. Luc is rather taken by Intel's actions and his latest blog post writes about reinvention galore, Mir versus Wayland competition, software fascism, and the Android-ization of Linux.

If you're interested in his comments at length about the actions by Intel and Canonical regarding Mir, visit his blog.

Aside from Luc, there's been more than 280 other comments within the Phoronix Forums about this surprise action of Intel stripping XMir support from their upstream Linux graphics driver.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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