Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2007 17:24 UTC, submitted by Rahul
AMD 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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by jboss1995 on Wed 5th Sep 2007 21:02 UTC
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Please don't forget that Nvidia was the first to support Linux. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. It may discourage other vendors from showing Linux favor. I'm am glad that ATI did what they did but don't turn on your old friend. Or at least don't voice it.

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