NVIDIA's Brief Comment About Nouveau / Open-Source Drivers On Tegra
Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau on 11 November 2015 at 01:30 PM EST. 10 Comments
For a number of months now there's been several NVIDIA developers working on improving the open-source Nouveau driver particularly around the Tegra series.

Over a year ago they provided initial open-source support for the Tegra K1 with continued improvements mostly around the DRM/KMS driver but they've also ventured into Nouveau's Mesa code. Earlier this year NVIDIA classified it as a great experience with the Nouveau community and they've continued making contributions to Nouveau.

Last month during LinuxCon Europe, it was even hinted there might even be more NVIDIA + Nouveau surprises to come.

As part of the efforts around this week's NVIDIA's Jetson TX1 announcement, I asked about any new official comment on this work.

Asking, "Various NVIDIA developers have been involved in working on the open-source TK1 and now TX1 support for the GPU via the Nouveau DRM driver. Any further comment on that and NVIDIA's intention with this open-source driver support relative to the full-featured closed-source driver?" The response I just received from NVIDIA was, "We are optimistic about the trajectory of our continued contributions to Nouveau and the relationships we are building with the community."
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