[Replicant] Free software driver for MALI GPUs?

Josh Branning lovell.joshyyy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 09:33:29 UTC 2018

I've just found the license. 

The license seems to be free. Still don't know if it's a legal 
requirement to abide by FAR 52.227-14 and DFAR252.227-7013 though and/or 
whether the readme has any weight in that regard.


On 26/02/18 05:05, Jeremy Rand wrote:
> Josh Branning:
>> There is a linux driver that is under a different license
>> https://github.com/yuq/linux-lima
>> This is the one stated on the sunxi wiki.
>> As for mesa-lima, I don't know. If FAR 52.227-14 and DFAR252.227-7013
>> are licenses then on the face of things they look very long and
>> complicated. At the bottom, it notes that there may be export
>> restrictions "as stated in the Software License agreement" which hints
>> to there being even more legal stuff. I don't want to jump to
>> conclusions, but I wouldn't be surprised if this software was non-free.
>> It looks as if AMD own the rights, maybe someone could politely ask
>> them, as it may be more complete than linux-lima (idk).
>> What I do know is that it would be nice having a free, fully-functioning
>> Mali 3D graphics driver, as I own a few Mali devices myself.
> AFAIK those are both by the same developer, and are intended to be used
> in tandem (one is a Linux fork, the other is a Mesa fork; both forks are
> required to get the Mali GPU to work).
> Cheers,
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