Codethink’s key open source graphics engineer, Luc Verhaegen, has tested a prototype for the very first fully open source GPU driver on a mobile device.
Mr Verhaegen, a widely respected display device software engineer, will kick off an open source community project for ARM based mobile and embedded devices at the Free and Open Source Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM), 4-5 February 2012 in Brussels.
At FOSDEM, http://fosdem.org/
Mr Verhaegen’s breakthrough will help device manufacturers more cost effectively integrate GPU device drivers with their chosen operating system.
“The MALI hardware is well structured and beautifully simple. It is the perfect basis for a community developed open source driver,” said Mr Verhaegen.
For the entire value chain of mobile and embedded device solutions and applications developers, this means increased flexibility and demonstrates the value of community contributions. Linux and Android device manufacturers, for example, already benefit from open source development. This advance empowers mobile and embedded device manufacturers to innovate with design-specific graphic capabilities and to enable more advanced device-based applications.
“This is a fantastic achievement by Luc, and an exciting opportunity for the mobile and embedded developer community,” said Paul Sherwood, Codethink’s CEO. “Device manufacturers, consumer device resellers, telecommunications companies,and applications developers will benefit.“
Device manufacturers and software engineers who want to know more about Codethink’s mobile and embedded 3D graphics engineering services can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who wish to participate in the open source 3D graphics driver project, more details will be announced at FOSDEM or follow www.codethink.co.uk/
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