[PD] Piksel'05

Malte Steiner steiner at block4.com
Thu Aug 18 03:26:34 CEST 2005

shift8 schrieb:
> a la ndiswrapper?  the precedent would seem to be set for kernel modules
> that wrap windows drivers... 

simular. Although I wouldn't like to see more wrapper around binary 
windows drivers, its just a workaround.
My point was to take away the IP stuff from the driver and move/lock 
whatever onto the device or card. So for instance on the graphic card 
the driver is really just a bunch of OpenGL commands, which should be no 
secret and triggers the stuff on the card. So they can opensource the 
part on the computer so it can be kept alive. The stuff on the card can 
be updated by the vendor anyway by flashing it. So its a matter of 
layer/wrapper code and what part of code stays in the actual driver (on 
the computer) and on the card (in a flashrom).

Of course a total open version where you can even change the microcode 
would be much cooler and safer investment indeed. I like for instance 
the Linksys router where you can flash your own opensource os onto it, 
so that device stay uptodate and secure long in the future and can be 
modified to different purposes when you wish.


Malte Steiner
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