Wayland And Nvidia Binary Blob Legal Issue.
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Wed Sep 7 05:23:55 PDT 2011
Specifically, KMS is a relatively-new API which nvidia has never used.
They have done modesetting in the kernel, but they don't participate
in Kernel Modesetting.
This might seem confusing. Nomenclature's always tricky.
On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 1:11 AM, Stefanos A. <stapostol at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/9/7 Steve Starr <steven.l.starr at gmail.com>
>> I am trying to figure out what the issue is with Nvidia supporting Wayland
>> for it's Binary Blob.
>> From my understanding KMS symbols are GPL. NVidia can't legally use them.
>> but hasn't the Nvidia Binary Driver always used some form of KMS?
> It is said they have always used their own form of KMS but not *the* KMS
> from the kernel.
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