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Raspberry Pi graphics code is now open source

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the source code for the graphics core of the mini-computer’s Broadcom BCM2835. That makes the Raspberry Pi the first ARM-based system-on-a-chip computer with vendor-provided open source drivers.

What does that mean? If you’re a developer it means that you can now get to work porting operating systems or optimizing software to run on the Raspberry Pi with full support for the VideoCore’s 3D graphics and HD video capabilities.

If you’re more of a user than a developer, it means cool stuff is probably in the pipeline.

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