Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2008 10:44 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Intel At the Linux.Conf.Au conference today, Intel has announced NDA-free programming documentation covering the 965 Express and G35 Express IGPs. Intel's display driver has long been open-source, but up until now, they have not been releasing the programming documentation for these products to the public. This move comes months after AMD announced their new open-source strategy and began releasing register documentation on their R500 and R600 GPUs. These newly released documents by Intel even cover 3D and video programming for their IGPs.
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RE: NVIDIA
by kaiwai on Fri 1st Feb 2008 12:19 UTC in reply to "NVIDIA"
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I was thinking the same thing; how long will it be before we start to see OEM's punish Nvidia by not having their products by default on their lineups? The next generation of Intel products are really going to give the market a good shake up - ATI coming from the top, Intel coming from the bottom, and Nvidia sitting in the middle refusing to play ball with end users, OEM's and opensource programmers.

Binary drivers for Linux (and other *NIX) was ok, but ATI and Intel have raised the bar, its about time that Nvidia raised the bar further and not only make their specifications and code open, but actually dedicate programming resources to work with the opensource community.

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