Allwinner A10 : Is XBMC ported to MALI-400MP ?
Here's the normal way that Mali is licensed, Company XYZ license Mali GPU IP Code, places that on their SoC and glues it to the rest of the chipset. That's the simplistic hardware side.

Now software, Company XYZ gets Mali kernel/userland source code from ARM. The kernel code is built GPL and is 'open source', the userland side (libEGL, libOpenGLES, etc) is closed source and considered 'system' libs. Since they use an open API, no big deal, that's permitted under GPL. Then apps link to them and go, again no big deal.

Say this twice, Mali/GPU is not a problem. There's a well used path for enabling the use of Mali, lots of vendors do this. Amlogic being one such vendor. If Allwinnertech has problems with following this path, then they should really talk to ARM as ARM knows how to do this the proper way.
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RE: Allwinner A10 : Is XBMC ported to MALI-400MP ? - by davilla - 2012-07-19, 13:39

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