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  • phoronix
    started a topic FreeBSD Radeon Support Might Be Good In Mesa 9.2

    FreeBSD Radeon Support Might Be Good In Mesa 9.2

    Phoronix: FreeBSD Radeon Support Might Be Good In Mesa 9.2

    The porting of the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver to FreeBSD is coming along well. The developer behind this work is hoping that the user-space Radeon Mesa/Gallium3D driver changes will be merged upstream for Mesa 9.2...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQwMzM

  • brad0
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    Originally posted by tron_ston
    Wrong, totally wrong.
    Actually completely right. You're joking me? One post from 1999 does not represent the *BSD developers or the general user base. A small percentage of users will do foolish things like but that is expected. Enough fools will sell their soul for a chocolate bar. Even Linux based OS's do the right thing and do not utilize binary blobs by default, which is what matters. If someone wants to do stupid things after that fact that is your business.

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  • intellivision
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    Originally posted by tron_ston
    Wrong, totally wrong

    Please see these posts from the FreeBSD mailing lists:
    http://marc.info/?l=freebsd-advocacy&m=103030290507582

    Quote from FreeBSD mailing list:


    Proves how much they are at being proprietary whores.
    Firstly, the quote you pulled was not from the message you referenced, but rather from this one.
    http://marc.info/?l=freebsd-advocacy...0290507518&w=2
    That helps to put it in perspective, as well as say who the original poster was i.e. Terry Lambert

    Secondly, FreeBSD is still open source, but since the kernel is not copyleft it can be shipped with binary drivers, or kernel components under a GPLv2 incompatible license (e.g. the CDDL and GPLv3) in comparison to the Linux kernel which legally can't.
    Though that hasn't stopped Samsung and the like from doing it anyway with their Android devices, if anything you should be more outraged at the fact that they're committing a copyright violation and getting away with it.

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  • brad0
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    Originally posted by edoantonioco View Post
    But there should be an AMD official driver?, due to PS4 use BSD
    No, you're making a poor assumption. Besides *BSD users do not want binary blobs. No thanks.

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  • edoantonioco
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    But there should be an AMD official driver?, due to PS4 use BSD

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  • Teho
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    Originally posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
    no surprise give the PS4 OS is rumoured to be freebsd based.
    It won't be using Mesa nor KMS/DRM so it has absolutely nothing to do with this.

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  • Jedibeeftrix
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    no surprise give the PS4 OS is rumoured to be freebsd based.

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  • archibald
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    Originally posted by edoantonioco View Post
    and what about pc-bsd, ghostbsd, etc? Until I know, there is not exactly the same bsd kernel in each one, so, Do they will be benefited about this?
    PC-BSD uses the same kernel as FreeBSD - it's just FreeBSD with some spiffy graphics and a new packaging system. PC-BSD devs are FreeBSD devs, and it was the company behind PC-BSD that part-sponsored Konstantin Belousov's work to implement Intel Kernel Modesetting.

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  • edoantonioco
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    And the others BSD?

    and what about pc-bsd, ghostbsd, etc? Until I know, there is not exactly the same bsd kernel in each one, so, Do they will be benefited about this?

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  • Marc Driftmeyer
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    Great news. Once that driver has DONE across the board I can split my time on one system with Debian Linux and hopefully FreeBSD 10 when it arrives for release. Or at the very least, 10.1.

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