LWN: LCA: The State of the Nouveau Project
Jan 28, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)
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"In any conference, there comes a time when one has to wonder
what the people who do the talk scheduling were thinking. For
lca2007, that moment came when your editor realized that the talks
on OLPC (Jim Gettys), real [Dave Airlie] time (Ted Ts'o), and
Nouveau were all scheduled together. Nouveau won out, but it was
not an easy decision.
"The Nouveau project is an effort to develop a set of free 3D
drivers for NVidia chipsets. NVidia has long annoyed the free
software community with its refusal to release free drivers or
programming information for its video chipsets. The Nouveau folks
have had enough of that, and they are doing something about it.
Dave Airlie used his slot at linux.conf.au to talk about the
project and its current status..."