Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ [H]omer on Saturday 08 September 2007 11:15 : \____
>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>> It's official: ATI Radeon drivers to be open sourced
>> Finally a GPU manufacturer realises that /hardware/ sales don't need to
>> depend on closed source /software/. Excellent news.
>>> Quake on a Linux box?
>> That's an odd title. :-\
>> The entire Quake series has always been available for GNU/Linux. Indeed
>> the sources for the first three titles have been released under the GPL.
> Yes, I thought so as well. Maybe when Linux gets multiple pointers support (X
> Org 7.4) we'll find clueless headlines like "Linux support mouse with more
> than 1 button" (the Apple insanity, maybe to be followed by a monitor
> conttoller with just 2 buttons... or just 1 which works on Morse code, i.e.
> binary signals).
I think you could read it more as "Quake on an Open-Source box", or
"Quake on a Free Software Box", since the ATI and nVidia drivers have
all, up to date, been binary-only. Of course, it could just be a
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