Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 12:24 UTC, submitted by Timothy Miller
3D News, GL, DirectX The Open Graphics Project is dedicated to producing open-architecture graphics hardware that is friendly to free and open source operating systems like Linux and BSD. Yesterday morning, they released schematics for OGD1 for public review and critique. OGD1 is an FPGA-based development and prototyping platform that they decided to turn into a commercial product to raise funds. Check out an article on KernelTrap. The release of these schematics was accompanied by a discussion about how to price the OGD1 to maximize fund-raising while keeping it accessible to hobbyists; KernelTrap has another article about that as well.
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OGD: D is for Development
by zlynx on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 15:05 UTC
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2005-07-20

I saw a comment about buying it for the 3D acceleration. Don't do that yet. This board is the OGD, a FPGA based board with a PCI controller, some RAM, a programmable gate array, and video output.

It won't actually _do_ anything.

Not until someone designs some circuits for the FPGA, and some software to drive it. If you'd like to get in on that, then buying an OGD would be a good idea.

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