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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As much as I want your assertion to be true, nvidia has a proprietary windows driver to develop which is the base for their *nix drivers, and the moving target of MS directx is a lot worse than the moving target of composite, and linux kernel interface. Is it more work? Yes, but not as much as you make out. Don't forget it was nvidia's fully functional support for Compositing in X was available relatively early.

Sigh.... I'd really like to see nouveau or its equivalent supported more directly by the company.

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