[Brmlab] What??? Broadcom gave a gift to Raspberry Pi and win $10, 000USD?

Mario Lombardo mario at alienscience.com
Sat Mar 1 21:58:43 CET 2014


For probably one of my most hated companies, Broadcom actually gave source code recently that may come to a benefit to the RPi community.  Hmm... now I'm wondering if NVidia would/will ever do the same...

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/6299
from link: "Earlier today, Broadcom announced the release of full documentation for the VideoCore IV graphics core, and a complete source release of the graphics stack under a 3-clause BSD license. The source release targets the BCM21553 cellphone chip, but it should be reasonably straightforward to port this to the BCM2835, allowing access to the graphics core without using the blob. As an incentive to do this work, we will pay a bounty of $10,000 to the first person to demonstrate to us satisfactorily that they can successfully run Quake III at a playable framerate on Raspberry Pi using these drivers. This competition is open worldwide, and you can find competition rules here which describe what you have to do, and how to enter."

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