[Haifux] OT: NVIDIA releases source code of CUDA patches to LLVM Compiler (Was: Re: GPGPU talk part 3 postponed)

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Mon Dec 19 10:57:23 MSK 2011

Hi Michael,

On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:47:57 +0200
Michael Vasiliev <lists at infoscav.net> wrote:

> For you, GPU enthusiasts: http://tinyurl.com/7elbk7w

first of all, this announcement (that NVIDIA releases the source code to the
CUDA patches to the LLVM compiler) is not off-topic to either the Linux-IL or
the Haifa Linux Club mailing lists. It may out-of-topic for the general
announcement of the OpenCL lecture.

Otherwise, while this is definitely a commendable step from NVIDIA, some
people I talked about that on IRC were suspicious of NVIDIA's future intentions
due to its historical track record. They suggested that they might benefit
from contributions of open-source contributors to their code, only to
eventually close it again.

As the phrase goes "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts":



	Shlomi Fish

P.S: (and may be a bit OT) you should act against SOPA (the so-called "Stop
Online Piracy Act") if you have not already:


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