[Gllug] ubuntu +1

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Tue Jun 19 22:23:14 UTC 2007

On 19 Jun 2007, Caroline Ford uttered the following:

> On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 13:02 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> At least with NVIDIA the Nouveau project is very quickly developing
>> a viable alternative to the closed source driver. Until about 5
>> days ago there was no such option for modern ATI cards. Fortuantely
>> there is now work on the brand new 'avivo' driver to support the
>> latest generation ATI cards. And as a nice 'screw you' to ATI this 
>> new driver is under the GPL rather than X11/MIT style license.
>> Dan.
> Or a screw you to BSD (and X) - who will need to make their own driver..

X.org don't care: they consider that the new modular tree separates
things enough that a GPLed video driver is fine now. (The server and
libraries will of course remain forever X-licensed.)

`... in the sense that dragons logically follow evolution so they would
 be able to wield metal.' --- Kenneth Eng's colourless green ideas sleep
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