Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2007 17:24 UTC, submitted by Rahul
AMD LWN.net writes: "A quick report from the kernel summit: AMD's representative at the summit has announced that the company has made a decision to enable the development of open source drivers for all of its (ATI) graphics processors from the R500 going forward. There will be specifications available and a skeleton driver as well; a free 2D driver is anticipated by the end of the year. The rest will have to be written; freeing of the existing binary-only driver is not in the cards, and 'that is better for everybody'. Things are looking good on this front. More in the kernel summit report to come."
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RE: Best decision they could make
by stephanem on Wed 5th Sep 2007 18:13 UTC in reply to "Best decision they could make"
stephanem
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2006-01-11

They are only slashing costs (non existent I may add) for development and support on Linux - for Mac and Windows they are still paying good money to get proper drivers developed and supported.

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