Wayland And Nvidia Binary Blob Legal Issue.

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at gmail.com
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.

~ C.

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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