Mali GPU open source drivers

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Thu Mar 5 19:01:19 PST 2020

Noting this:

brings to mind the following thoughts:

  - open source gets to parity, it just take s a while when reverse engineering is required

  - once parity is met, superiority in performance, cross platform support and stability, are all close on the heels

  - once this is achieved, closed source drivers are no longer competitive

  - at this point, corporations have various incentives/motives to use the floss drivers, rather than the old, deficient proprietary drivers (no more development/test/etc cost per se)

and finally:

  - so those who cock blocked release of specs (thereby requiring said reverse engineering) ought be publicly named and shamed, for the great cost they effectively imposed upon the community of floss developers

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