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Re: [tlug] Linux for ARM [was Re: linuxdevices for display on a tv]

Christian Horn writes:

 > I have no good explanation why graphic drivers are so locked down
 > though.

Network drivers produce streams of octets which are well-defined by
various protocols.  No secrets there.  Printer and video card
manufacturers consider their low-level protocols to be proprietary
information (plausible; you learn the capabilities of the hardware
and/or firmware from the command set) and keep them secret (for some
reason; it's not like they're hard to reverse engineer).

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