Re: OT: Perhaps Linux will set the hardware standards?
Kent West <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This is very off-topic, but I just had a thought that I felt strongly
> enough to share.
> Right now, hardware manufacturers, like video card makers, make their
> hardware so that each has different interfaces (APIs, etc) that must be
> dealt with in drivers, and often that information is kept proprietary,
> which makes it difficult for XFree86 developers (and company) to get
> things working for every little card out there.
> As Linux gains dominance on the desktop (notice I didn't say "if", but
> implied "when"), is it out of line to think that perhaps the XFree86
> developers could set the API standards instead of the hardware
> manufacturers doing so?
> In other words, perhaps some day the developers can say "Here's the
> interface specs; make your hardware work with it if you want to sell
> your cards."
> Pipe dream? Fantasy? Stupid innovation-stifling idea? Good idea? What?
Isn't this the same idea as VESA?
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