Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Apr 2009 20:09 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX LinuxFund and the Open Graphics Project are teaming up to raise funds and supply 10 Open Graphics Development boards to open source developers. After several years in development the Open Graphics project is offering pre-orders of development boards. The Open Graphics Project aims to design an open source hardware/open architecture and standard for graphics cards, primarily targeting free software/open source operating systems. LinuxFund is accepting donations on their website to help fund the project. Additionally you can pre-order an OGD1 board for yourself through Traversal Technology.
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RE[5]: Good Luck
by abraxas on Wed 15th Apr 2009 23:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good Luck"
abraxas
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I think it is something of a chicken/egg problem. the efforts around OGD probably made Nvidia and ATI aware that there indeed is a third dimension next to price and performance. And having one open hardware vendor around would ensure ATI and NVIDIA stay open enough.


The problem with this line of thought is that Intel drivers are completely open and probably perform on par or better than this solution. ATI has been releasing docs and code for a little while now. Nvidia is the only one holding back but considering 2 out of the top 3 graphics providers are already offering open code and documentation I don't see where a product based on OGD fits in.

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