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Raspberry Pi gets open-source video drivers
'As of right now, all of the VideoCore driver code which runs on the ARM is available under a FOSS license (3-Clause BSD to be precise). If you’re not familiar with the status of open source drivers on ARM SoCs this announcement may not seem like such a big deal, but it does actually mean that the BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi is the first ARM-based multimedia SoC with fully-functional, vendor-provided (as opposed to partial, reverse engineered) fully open-source drivers, and that Broadcom is the first vendor to open their mobile GPU drivers up in this way.'

This is a great result -- congrats to the Raspberry Pi team for getting this to happen.
raspberry-pi  open-source  hardware  drivers  gpu  graphics  embedded-linux  linux  broadcom  bsd  bcm2835 
october 2012 by jm

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