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LowRISC: Trying To Bring Fully Open Hardware In A High Risk World

LowRISC is a new venture that's "open to the core" with a goal of producing fully open hardware systems.
8 August 2014 - lowRISC - 4 Comments

Input Drivers Get Renewed For Linux 3.17

The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
6 August 2014 - HID - 2 Comments

The GPLv3 GPU Is Now Available

The GPLGPU is now available, a GPLv3-licensed Verilog design for a 2D/3D graphics engine.
3 August 2014 - GPLGPU - 27 Comments

Belkin's WRT54G Router Successor Is Crap On The Software Front So Far

Belkin revived the Linksys WRT54G in a new 802.11ac model earlier this year and one of its selling points has been the OpenWRT support as what made the WRT54G legendary. However, OpenWRT developers and fans are yet to be satisfied by this new router.
1 August 2014 - WRT1900AC - 21 Comments

Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM.
24 July 2014 - ACPI 5.1 - 11 Comments

Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver

One month ago Linux developer Eric Anholt left Intel to work at Broadcom. Eric, a long-time contributor to the open-source Linux graphics stack, is now tasked at Broadcom with developing a DRM driver and Mesa/Gallium3D driver for Broadcom's "VC4" graphics hardware, which is found within the Raspberry Pi.
23 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi Driver - 10 Comments

Raspberry Pi B+ ARM Debian Benchmarks

Available from OpenBenchmarking.org are some tests of the brand new Raspberry Pi B+ ARM system.
22 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi B+ - 8 Comments

EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference.
21 July 2014 - CeroWRT - 39 Comments

The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor

Michael Mozrek gave a presentation recently about his work as the project lead on the DragonBox Pyra, the slated replacement to the Open Pandora handheld Linux game system.
20 July 2014 - DragonBox Pyra - 20 Comments

MicroXwin Creators Have A PC That Runs Debian & Android Together

The company behind MicroXwin, a kernel-based X Windows implementation that claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation, has come up with a unified Linux distribution that runs Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously.
19 July 2014 - Debian + Android - 15 Comments

ARM MPD Still Not Doing Open Drivers; ARM Vendors Hiding Behind Linaro

Luc Verhaegen is out with another insightful blog post about ARM's "Midgard" architecture, ARM MPD still being rather closed-up, cites a recent Q/A about ARM's Jem Davies commenting on Linux drivers, and how ARM vendors hide behind Linaro.
16 July 2014 - ARM Graphics - 15 Comments

Raspberry Pi B+ - Still Slow, But A Small Improvement

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced today the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ as the final evolution of the original RPi board while still costing $35 USD.
14 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi B+ - 43 Comments

ARM's 64-bit Juno Platform Should Be Quite Exciting

Announced yesterday by ARM was their Juno development platform as the first "open" development board for 64-bit ARM with its ARMv8 instruction set.
3 July 2014 - Juno - 16 Comments

High Risk Security Hole Discovered In Qualcomm's GPU Driver

Rob Clark, the developer employed by Red Hat who has near single-handedly been developing Freedreno as a reverse-engineered, open-source GPU driver for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware, made a big discovery. Rob was playing around with the Amazon Fire TV that boasts a Qualcomm SoC and runs on the Qualcomm proprietary graphics driver when discovering a "high risk" security issue.
24 June 2014 - FireTV - 3 Comments

Raspberry Pi DRM+Gallium3D Driver Makes Great Progress In One Week

Last week Eric Anholt left Intel's Linux graphics driver team to go work for Broadcom developing a VC4 DRM/KMS and Gallium3D driver for the GPU that supports the Raspberry Pi.
22 June 2014 - Broadcom VC4 - 5 Comments

Russia To Replace AMD/Intel CPUs With 64-bit ARM Hardware

I heard a few days ago when getting into Russia from a contact that the Kremlin was looking to get rid of AMD and Intel CPUs on the basis that they're manufactured in the United States. That information has now been publicly announced and it appears they want to replace the AMD/Intel hardware with 64-bit ARM designs.
21 June 2014 - Government PCs - 78 Comments

Logitech Isn't Yet Fully Supporting Linux

While more computer peripheral companies are paying attention to Linux -- especially gaming device related manufacturers -- in the age of Linux-based Steam Machines and SteamOS, not all are completely on-board quite yet. Logitech has shown some signs of Linux interest and support in the past, but they aren't yet committing to providing Linux support for all of their products.
20 June 2014 - Logitech Linux - 18 Comments

ALSA 1.0.28 Released

A new update to the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is finally available.
18 June 2014 - ALSA - 8 Comments

Allwinner A23 "Sun8i" Support Gets Cleaned Up For The Linux Kernel

Developers have put out their latest batch of Allwinner patches that allow for basic upstream kernel support of Allwinner's A23 SoC.
17 June 2014 - Allwinner A2x - 5 Comments

Baserock System Published With Weston Running On The Tegra K1

A few days ago I wrote about Codethink getting Wayland/Weston running on NVIDIA's Jetson TK1 Tegra K1 development board using a fully open driver stack. Codethink's work is now available in both code and image form.
17 June 2014 - Baserock

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