Will Google ultimately have any influence in open-sourcing the ATI and NVIDIA binary blobs? Or will they be further embracing projects like Nouveau and the R500 reverse engineering? No further action on Linux graphics drivers / proprietary drivers was taken at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit or during the Desktop Architects Meeting 4 (DAM-4).
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