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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This is good, very good sign.
by irishblood55 on Wed 12th Sep 2007 13:34 UTC
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I think the real sign in this is a hardware vendor is seeing the value of getting the hardware out the door with little to no barriers to it's consumers! I think that ATI might have made a huge turn around in it's Linux support initiative and I think this will make laptops, desktops, gaming platforms with ATI the single most desirable solution in the open source world. As our buying power grows, then our impact will be felt, more than it's obviously has.

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