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LWN: LCA: The State of the Nouveau Project

Jan 28, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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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..."

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