Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 08:15 UTC, submitted by theosib
3D News, GL, DirectX You may recall the recent OSNews article about Linux Fund getting donations to supply developers with OGD1 boards. (OGD1 is a what you might call an "open source graphics card," with all designs, documentation and source code available under Free Software licenses. Technically, however, OGD1 is an FPGA-based prototyping platform with memory and video encoders on it. See the wikipedia article.) Since then, the FSF got involved and is asking for volunteers to help with the OGP wiki. The OGP had shown OGD1 driving a graphics display back in 2007 at OSCON. And now, the OGP has just announced technical success with the rather difficult challenge of emulating legacy VGA text mode. They even put up a video on YouTube of a display, driven by OGD1, showing a PC booting into Gentoo.
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RE[2]: Comment by abstraction
by werfu on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 14:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by abstraction"
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It is not a VGA chip in the sense that it doesn't use the same internal working than the real (old) VGA chips. But that should be the case of most other graphic card today I suppose. But, it is VGA compatible.

VGA is realy just a specification, just like VESA VBE or DirectX 10 Certified graphic card.

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