free kernel and 3d graphics acceleration

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Mon Oct 1 01:58:00 UTC 2012

On Sep 28, 2012, David Ayers <ayers at> wrote:

> So any releasing of source to such binary blobs can expected to be
> rather expensive, even if it happened to be unencumbered.  Nonetheless,
> this should not discourage us from requesting the source code, or
> inquiring which particular obligation is hindering them from
> distributing the blob.

... or, given that the binary is released under a Free Software license,
recovering sources through reverse engineering!  I don't know of anyone
working on that for Radeon, unfortunately.

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
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Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist      Red Hat Brazil Compiler Engineer

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