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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not really news ...
by cg0def on Tue 11th Sep 2007 10:12 UTC
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I don't see how this is news when it was announced several days ago. Also what most posts fail to mention is that AMD is not only releasing the specs but their developers that are currently working on the linux driver ( there are only a few people ) will continue to do so but will help the community as well. So the writing of the drive is not up to the Xorg devs alone and it should come out fairly soon. So if all goes as planned you might be able to run beryl out of the box with ATI hardware sooner than expected. I can't even start to explain how happy this makes me since the only way I can change my video card is to replace the whole notebook.

Anyway looks like AMD is gunning for the *nix community crown and that's alright with me. After all they already have an OS X driver that works really well ...

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