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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we will see
by miro on Sat 15th Sep 2007 22:39 UTC
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I have been following the noveau driver development with great interest. as far as I know, most of the spec they need has already been re-ed. while they are making good progress, they lack man power. so I really hope that ati will gradually start to work on the driver, not just wait for floss devs to create it for them. a graphic card driver is probably the most complex software you have running on you pc/mac/etc. Not just because of the inherit complexity of the task but also because of large number of incompatible monitors agp and pci/pcie bridges, motherboards etc.

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