ARM as a primary architecture

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Tue Mar 20 23:31:45 UTC 2012

Peter Jones wrote:
> In yesterday's FESCo meeting I told you I'd make a list of specific issues
> I have with the current proposal for ARM as a primary archictecture. There
> are some places where I think the current proposal fails to deal with some
> necessary aspects of becoming a primary architecture, and some places
> where I don't think the approach is quite right.

How about: "support for the main hardware features on commonly-used hardware 
is Free Software, and included in the upstream software (kernel, X.Org X11, 
CUPS, SANE etc.) where appropriate"? Right now, this is clearly NOT the case 
for OpenGL on ARM, so by promoting ARM, we'd promote proprietary (graphics) 
driver use.

        Kevin Kofler

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