Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Luc Verhaegen

The speaker description is potentially outdated as it is from a previous FOSDEM edition.

Open source graphics driver developer.

Luc has been writing graphics drivers since 2003 and has a track-record of doing things that are deemed impossible. He paved the way for algorithmic, bios-free mode setting with his work on VIAs Unichrome, which, apart from having spawned modern mode setting paradigms, also made the first commercial motherboard with full coreboot support possible. At SuSE, together with Egbert Eich and Matthias Hopf, he proved to AMD that a free and maintainable driver could be created for Radeon hardware, despite ATIs best attempts. Later on, he demonstrated the feasibility and flexibility of integrated graphics driver stacks and, as a follow-up, building DRI drivers externally to the still very monolithic Mesa, and even a rudimentary Mesa SDK. At FOSDEM2012 he presented the beginnings of a reverse engineered graphics driver the ARM Mali GPU, a project which inspired a few like-minded individuals to tackle similarly daunting tasks.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Open ARM GPU drivers Saturday K.1.105 Operating systems 15:00 15:50