Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2007 21:03 UTC
AMD The news already got out yesterday, but now it's official: AMD will open the specifications to its graphics chips. "AMD announced on Sept. 7 a major strategic change in open-source graphic processors support. The company announced it would provide open-source information and a development package supporting the ATI RadeonHD 2000 series ATI Radeon X1000 series of graphics processing units on Linux desktops." The new information is that AMD will partner with Novell's SUSE team.
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RE[2]: Well, it's about time.
by galvanash on Sat 8th Sep 2007 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Well, it's about time."
galvanash
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2006-01-25

They are not opening up their drivers to any extent. They are just providing needed information to create new free ones.


All I can say about that is Thank God! I mean have you actually tried to use ATI's Linux driver? As much grief as those drivers have caused I imagine the code would probably blind any developer who looked upon it. I have a mental image involving the Ark of the Covenant and a bunch of Nazis for some reason...

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