Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Nov 2012 22:11 UTC
Linux "The result of almost a year of development by NVIDIA, Valve and other game developers, the new GeForce R310 drivers are designed to give GeForce customers the best possible Linux-based PC gaming experience - and showcase the enormous potential of the world's biggest open-source operating system." Like I said: something is happening here. No, not all problems will be solved overnight - but something is happening here, and you have to start somewhere. The fact that several gaming companies and NVIDIA are working together on this is a very clear sign that commitments have been made.
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RE[5]: Nice
by yfph on Sat 10th Nov 2012 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Nice"
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AMD has people on the payroll to work on the open-source radeon driver, and these people do have access to internal docs.
You only have part of that correct. AMD had its own attorneys and programmers audit their documentation with regards to their existing license agreements, NDAs, etc. The documentation AMD eventually released to the public came after their diligent review. It is unclear that Nvidia will follow this approach. Anyways, as you hinted later with regards to radeon power management, this is why the open-source radeon drivers will never be equal to the performance of their closed fglrx drivers, as the latter still contains code that AMD cannot release to the public without incurring liability.

Edited 2012-11-10 10:50 UTC

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