After takin' a swig o' grog, Matt belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> Wolfgang Draxinger wrote:
>> And as there is a OSS implementation of the OpenGL spec, there
>> will be a OSS implementation of the OpenCL spec. And it will be
>> in competition with commercial implementations. And you should
>> be glad, that a big company like Apple plays the early adoptor
>> and takes the risk. Once OpenCL is established in a larger user
>> base those will likely port to Linux and a OSS OpenCL
> That answers my objection/FUD that the first implementations of OpenCL
> apparently will not be FOSS. I claim pretty often that new software
> niches are usually opened by proprietary software. When the niche is
> well-defined and stops changing, it is easier for FOSS to come in and do
> the job right. So I feel a little foolish that I didn't notice the
> scenario you describe. I also feel very grateful when I see another
> FOSS advocate who isn't a blind fanatic---somebody who sees steps along
> a path of improvement.
> Thank you for a very informative post.
7:30, Channel 5: The Bionic Dog (Action/Adventure)
The Bionic Dog drinks too much and kicks over the National
7:30, Channel 8: The Bionic Dog (Action/Adventure)
The Bionic Dog gets a hormonal short-circuit and violates the
Mann Act with an interstate Greyhound bus.