Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 12th Aug 2006 19:01 UTC, submitted by fish reloaded
3D News, GL, DirectX Statement by ATI: "For other markets, such as workstation and consumer, performance and feature differentiation are key metrics. Proprietary, patented optimizations are part of the value we provide to our customers and we have no plans to release these drivers to open source. In addition, multimedia elements such as content protection must not, by their very nature, be allowed to go open source."
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by kajaman on Sat 12th Aug 2006 23:16 UTC
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Ales klar.

I won't buy neither AMD processor or ATI card any more. The only thing that these guys want is selling us cards with crapy closed-source drivers, written the chepest way they could have done that so they are ashamed to show their code to public. Patented technology? WOW, YOU GUYS (ATI) WANTED SOFTWARE PATENTS, DON"T YOU?! So don't complain about this. No excuse for me.

DRM in graphics card driver? No way, I'm not buying from them any more. It is too much for me, this world gone mad.

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