Raspberry Pi GPU driver open-sourced

Forum members pakt and Dougal have been very excited to inform us about this:

Yes, this looks like a game-changer.

Heh, heh, I see from the comments in the above link, there is some criticism regarding just how much is open source and what is still hidden as a firmware/binary blob.

It will be very exciting when a hardware-accelerated X.org driver emerges for that GPU.

I will dust off my RP, but for now have a few things to do with Woof -- work is needed on MoManager and the PPM.

Posted on 25 Oct 2012, 18:15


Posted on 26 Oct 2012, 19:00 by BarryK
RP criticism
Interesting response:

Posted on 27 Oct 2012, 6:16 by CCarpenter
Still with Firmware-Blob
Still with Firmware-Blob - so it isnt Open Source.

Posted on 27 Oct 2012, 7:37 by puppy_apprentice
to early
it seems that RPi Foundation called Broadcom as "King of OS/OH" to early

Posted on 27 Oct 2012, 8:29 by puppy_apprentice
in reading comments on this topic (RPi and OS) i've found this project:


Posted on 27 Oct 2012, 14:12 by Sage
Probably, the one factor that makes support for the RPi project is that the Farnell/element14 operation is run as a charity, like the OLPC, aims to reintroduce real programming skills to the education system and has aspirations to extend to buy-one-gift-one (and other?) beneficent schemes.
Linux developers already provide their talents gratis so this makes their generosity even more worthwhile.
There will be technical and logistical limitations and issues along the way, but there isn't a gargantuan multi-national syphoning off resources at the end of the rainbow!