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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r500 driver can't be released
by ubit on Fri 8th Jun 2007 20:38 UTC
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2006-09-08

They won't even let a 600 line 2d r500 ATI driver be released. That means you can't start up X on any Linux distro AFAIK.

http://airlied.livejournal.com/43975.html
http://airlied.livejournal.com/43520.html
http://airlied.livejournal.com/31180.html

"I wrote a driver for my X1300 card for 2D using that info and a VBE modesetting tool that trapped all the IO accesses. The code mod to the radeon driver is about 600 lines of actual code. I submitted this to ATI for release due to the NDAs I have with them. It is now > 4 months since I did this and I've heard nothing back from ATI apart from the initial interface."

That quote is from last year...

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