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[Fsuk-manchester] Follow-up: MFS Meeting. Tue, 18 Feb. Discussion: Nvidi

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Follow-up: MFS Meeting. Tue, 18 Feb. Discussion: Nvidia contributing to Nouveau. gNewSense. LulzBot RYF Certification.
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:05:29 +0000
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On 12/02/14 19:48, Bob Ham wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Event: Manchester Free Software's February Meeting
> * Date: Tuesday, 18th February 2014 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)
> * Nvidia contributing to Nouveau
> Nvidia Corporation have recently contributed patches to the free
> software Nouveau driver.  This marks a massive shift in the company's
> attitude towards free software, an attitude which was previously
> criticised by Linus Torvalds through the mode of finger gestures.
> http://www.muktware.com/2014/02/linus-torvalds-gives-thumbs-nvidia-nouveau-project

While the things look good for the Tegra K1 they are not looking so good
for other parts of the nVidia family:

> * gNewSense 3.1 released
> An update to the FSF-approved GNU/Linux distribution, gNewSense has
> been released.
> http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/gnewsense-users/2014-02/msg00002.html

GUIX slides from FOSDEM which give you the idea, but the video will be
better when it is up:

Coreboot, which talked about on the Asus F2A85-M/CSM:


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