Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:16 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move. They were also asked if they believe NVIDIA will follow suit in helping the open-source community. Those that responded were David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Jerome Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, and Oliver McFadden. Mark Shuttleworth had also previously commented on AMD's efforts.
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Re: Nvidia
by marcus0263 on Sat 15th Sep 2007 21:06 UTC
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In all honesty Nvidia provides excellent driver support for the Linux community. So if they choose to keep it closed source it's their choice and I'm not going to give them grief over it.

Now ATI has had pathetic Linux driver support, so open sourcing their drivers is a good thing. Now all that is to be seen is how long it's going to take to have stable drivers from ATI. ATI has a very long road to travel for they have burned a lot of bridges.

My choice, I'm sticking with Nvidia who not only makes great cards but has supported Linux for a long time.

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