Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by hechacker1
AMD "This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers! In other words, their GPU specifications will be given to developers in the open. Therefore you shouldn't need to worry about another R200 incident taking place. The 2D specifications will be released very soon and the 3D ones will follow shortly."
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by elanthis on Tue 11th Sep 2007 03:49 UTC
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Well, there lies the problem. The R300 was meant to receive the 'full specifications' and every time the developers asked for more assistance and explanation, all they got in return from AMD was 'you've got it all, piss off and stop whining'.

You accidentally put AMD in there where you should have put ATI.

Used to be different companies, with different priorities and different strategies. ATI wasn't aiming for making CPU+GPU chips. AMD is. AMD has far more reason for releasing specs than ATI ever had. I'm not saying we're now guaranteed the perfect Free hardware treat, but don't confuse ATI's stupidity with AMD's management. Two different beasts.

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