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  • monraaf
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    Originally posted by elanthis View Post
    Sane licensing.

    /ducks
    It depends on what you want out of the license.
    1. If you want to incorporate code you did not develop and do not want to pay for into your own proprietary product, then permissive licenses are basically your only choice. That's why Microsoft and Apple love this type of license.
    2. If you are a coder and you get infatuated by the idea that Apple one day might use your code in one of their proprietary products then
      a permissive license is also good for you.
    3. If you are Google and want to make sure your new video codec gets industry-wide support, then a permissive license is also a good choice.


    Other than that I recommend the (L)GPL for open source software

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  • monraaf
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    Originally posted by adamk View Post
    A friendly monraaf-free community.
    Can't argue with that, the FreeBSD community is definitely a monraaf-free community

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  • pingufunkybeat
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    But I can't think of anything special that FreeBSD has to offer.
    You can write closed source code for big companies without getting paid?

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  • adamk
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    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
    LOL. Do you really believe that. I know for a fact that a lot of FreeBSD people are drooling over Linux USB, sound and other hardware support. But I can't think of anything special that FreeBSD has to offer.
    A friendly monraaf-free community.

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  • Dard
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    Originally posted by agd5f View Post
    In the case of the GMA500, the 3D hardware is licensed from another company so it's not theirs to release.
    Of course that doesn't explain why they don't release a decent 2D driver...

    No, one doesn't buy a notebook with the GMA500 for the performance, but for a small, low power solution. I have very specific needs for my notebook and I know of only one single line that fits somewhat, and it runs a GMA500. The Windwos drivers also crap, BTW.

    I have a little hope that maybe with APUs, the GMA500 would become obsolete, but unfortunately I don't see it happening anytime soon.

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  • elanthis
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    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
    But I can't think of anything special that FreeBSD has to offer.
    Sane licensing.

    /ducks

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  • monraaf
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    Originally posted by adamk View Post
    Funny, it's also what some Linux people do. They scourge BSD code for inspiration and ideas
    LOL. Do you really believe that. I know for a fact that a lot of FreeBSD people are drooling over Linux USB, sound and other hardware support. But I can't think of anything special that FreeBSD has to offer.

    and then blatantly violate the license by removing the text of the license... Despite the fact that they could have just legally used the code if they had kept the license in place:

    http://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=a...20070829001634

    Adam
    Ehh no. Someone posted a patch to lkml to remove the copyright notice in question but the patch was never applied; hence there was never a violation of the license, despite the drama the BSD people wanted to create about this.

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  • agd5f
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    Originally posted by dacresbu View Post
    Why does intel bother close sourcing their drivers anyway? Its not like anyone buy's intel hardware for graphics performance right?
    In the case of the GMA500, the 3D hardware is licensed from another company so it's not theirs to release.

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  • dacresbu
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    Why does intel bother close sourcing their drivers anyway? Its not like anyone buy's intel hardware for graphics performance right?

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  • marek
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    In the worst case, you can still make your library standalone and make Mesa load it when available.

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