Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2007 20:02 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD "Last week we had published The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux, and to no real surprise, the feedback ranged from beliefs that it was propaganda to others being grateful that AMD finally shared some additional information with their Linux customers about the fglrx development cycle. While the article was far from being propaganda, what had outraged a number of open-source developers were AMD's comments on the R200 support or there the lack of. In this article, we have a few additional comments to share along with what some open-source developers had to say about AMD's information."
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Questions
by sbergman27 on Fri 8th Jun 2007 20:36 UTC
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Just throwing out a few questions on things that surprised me from the article:

1. Lastest Intel GMA chipsets do not have specs released? I thought they did.

2. 2D nv driver is *provided* by NVidia? I thought that the nv driver was a reverse enginieering effort. (Not to be confused with the 2D/3D Nouveau effort.)

3. Original R200 specs from ATI were provided to only a few people, under NDA, and were quite incomplete. I didn't know that, but it really shouldn't... and doesn't... surprise me.

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