Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:02 UTC
AMD AMD is strongly considering open-sourcing at least a functional subset of ATI's graphics drivers. It's time for X Window System, OpenGL, and client virtualization for which ATI binary drivers aren't available to escape the ghetto of the 1980s-era framebuffer. And what a boon for PR. If AMD's graphics cards were the only ones with open device drivers, it might affect a buying decision or two.
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It is a necessity
by marpaco on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:21 UTC
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2006-01-01

With Novell recent decision to only use Open Source drivers this will be a necessary step to keep SLED, SLES, SUSE and OpenSUSE great.

AMD is a very good company and such and initial step right after the acquisition of ATI would be very telling.

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