[Arm-netbook] firefly 3399 all source software disclosed?

doark at mail.com doark at mail.com
Tue May 30 21:10:35 BST 2017

On Tue, 30 May 2017 03:19:57 +0100
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> wrote:
> given that 2D acceleration is already covered by fbturbo, and works
> really well *and is entirely libre software*, the *need* for the 3D
> engine just for basic Small-Office / Home-Office and day-to-day usage
>  so does that make it clear that the evaluation process (which was
> described a year ago) is not just a hard-and-fixed process?
I was not here a year ago.

> now, if on the other hand this was a dedicated Games Console product,
> *that would be an entirely different matter*.  applying for RYF
> Certification on a 3D Games Console product which has a 3D GPU which
> *only works with proprietary software* would probably constitute too
> much of a risk that buyers *WOULD* in fact go out of their way to
> download the proprietary drivers.
> but this design *isn't being sold as a 3D Games Console*, is it?
> does that help clarify?
> l.
Yes, that's very clear, thanks.


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