May 24, 2024

Ben Skeggs, the maintainer of the the open supply Nouveau driver for Linux, has resigned from Crimson Hat and is “stepping again from nouveau growth.”

Nvidia has traditionally not performed good with Linux, refusing to open supply its drivers till just lately. In consequence, builders took it upon themselves to reverse engineer Nvidia’s drivers, ensuing within the open supply Nouveau driver.

Skeggs has maintained the Nouveau driver for years, however introduced his resolution to step again in an e mail to the challenge mailing listing:

Hello all,

As you could have gathered from the MAINTAINERS patch I simply despatched out, I’ve resigned from my place at Crimson Hat, and will probably be stepping again from nouveau growth.

It is a private resolution that I’ve been mulling over for a lot of years now, and I really feel that with GSP-RM drastically simplifying assist of future HW, and the group being constructed round NVK, that issues are in good fingers and that is the suitable time for me to take a while away to discover different avenues.

I nonetheless have a private system with an RTX 4070, which I’ve been utilizing the nouveau GSP-RM code on for the previous couple of weeks, so chances are high I’ll be poking my nostril in once in a while ????

I want everybody one of the best, and look ahead to seeing the progress you all make on nouveau sooner or later.

Comfortable hacking!