28 Feb '14, 9pm

Raspberry Pi GPU Goes Open Source! $10,000 Bounty For Quake 3

Raspberry Pi GPU Goes Open Source! $10,000 Bounty For Quake 3

One of the thorns in the side of the Raspberry Pi crowd has been the closed source GPU. Today that all changes. [Eben Upton] reports that Broadcom is opening the source to the VideoCore® IV 3D graphics subsystem. In Broadcom’s own words: The VideoCore driver stack, which includes a complete standards-compliant compiler for the OpenGL® ES Shading Language, is provided under a 3-clause BSD license; the source release is accompanied by complete register-level documentation for the graphics engine Full documentation is available on Broadcom’s support site . To celebrate this, The Raspberry Pi Foundation is offering $10,000 to the first person to run Quake III at a playable frame rate on Raspberry Pi with open source drivers. The competition is worldwide. Full rules available here . This release doesn’t cover everything, as there are still parts of the Pi’s BCM2835 which are hi...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/02/28/raspberry-pi-gpu-goes-open...

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