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As the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced in a press release, now could yet proprietary userland portion of the video driver of the Raspberry Pi be under a free license.
As emphasized Alex Bradbury, lead developer for Linux at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in the press release, so that the entire ARM code for the device is open source under open source licenses available. Was therefore, he explains, with the Broadcom BCM2835 is the first manufacturer of a system based on ARM multimedia SoC that it consistently provides open source drivers.
The code Broadcom now under the 3-clause BSD license published implemented, EGL, OpenGL ES, OpenVG and OpenMAX. Bradbury sees beside the philosophical profit of freedom the ability to extend the code as the main prize. So you can now try for example, incorporate the Wayland EGL EGL client and server support. The developers aim to further that
vchiq messaging system to get into the mainline Linux kernel.