After nine months, an open secret can finally be acknowledged: The OpenGL code that is responsible for 3-D acceleration on GNU/Linux, which was released by SGI in 1999, has been running on licenses that were accepted by neither the Free Software Foundation (FSF) nor the Open Source Initiative. Today, however, the FSF has announced that the licenses in question, the SGI Free License B and the GLX Public License, have been rewritten after months of negotiation between the FSF and SGI.

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Created by penguinista 9 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 46 weeks ago
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Balzac's picture


9 years 47 weeks 23 min 58 sec ago


Great news. Now I can use Blender and Compiz on Gnewsense.

There aren't many good reasons left not to go for 100% free software.

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9 years 46 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago


3D Accel

might still be lacking, dont know if ANY of the DRI drivers are blob free