[linux-elitists] attack of the low-cost ultra-mobile linux boxen
Mon May 19 14:04:07 PDT 2008
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 01:40:17PM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Greg KH quotation of Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:55:02AM -0700:
> > Please note, if you want to run a "non-tainted" Linux kernel, that's not
> > going to be possible just yet with this device. It ships with two
> > closed source kernel modules (via 3d and broadcom wireless), that are
> > much larger than the rest of the whole kernel itself.
> Have the contributors to VIA's "open source driver
> development portal"
> gotten connected to the right people upstream?
Some of their developers did a huge code drop of via framebuffer code
for the kernel a few weeks back, but to the best of my knowledge,
that's the only code that's come out since their big announcement last month.
I'm a bit miffed they continue to distribute a binary version of one
of my drivers without source for their modifications, but I continue
to give them the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully they'll wise up soon.
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