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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RE[3]: no surprises
by bugnotme on Sat 9th Jun 2007 01:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: no surprises"
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I cannot believe that GPUs have more to hide than conventional CPUs. If CPU manufacturers can release specifications (e.g. op-codes) without harming their business then surely so can GPU manufacturers*. It is high time people stopped putting up with this.

* We don't want source code, we want specifications on how to interface to the device.

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