Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 12th Aug 2006 19:01 UTC, submitted by fish reloaded
3D News, GL, DirectX Statement by ATI: "For other markets, such as workstation and consumer, performance and feature differentiation are key metrics. Proprietary, patented optimizations are part of the value we provide to our customers and we have no plans to release these drivers to open source. In addition, multimedia elements such as content protection must not, by their very nature, be allowed to go open source."
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devtty
Member since:
2006-04-02

The market share is just too small to let IHVs to take it seriously

It is not that you can't use an ATI card in linux desktop, just that the drivers are not as feature rich as their windows counterparts.

The future is about content, just like today it is about connected/networked computers.

Without DRM, linux won't be a strong contenter on the home desktop.

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Without DRM, linux won't be a strong contenter on the home desktop.

yeah, coz everyone knows that your computer will break and not let you do anything without DRM installed.....

Windows users are full of mad dogs shite and they are going to bend over and take it.... as usual

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devtty Member since:
2006-04-02

[Without DRM, linux won't be a strong contenter on the home desktop.

yeah, coz everyone knows that your computer will break and not let you do anything without DRM installed.....

Windows users are full of mad dogs shite and they are going to bend over and take it.... as usual]

Well, today most users pay their internet access and the DSL modem/cable modem boxes are part of the access management scheme. In the future, DRM will be sort of like what DSL/cable modem boxes are today for the internet access, only it's for the content access in the future.

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smittal Member since:
2006-02-03

The whole point of internetworking is to speed the sharing of "content"--information and culture. Your "future" is already here.

"Content" and DRM don't necessarily go hand-in-hand, and making that assumption is disingenious. There is plenty of culture available that has no technological restrictions on distribution, only social and legal ones.

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SomeGuy Member since:
2006-03-20

If DRM is part of the future, then I don't want any part of it. If that means linux isn't a contender on the desktop witout it, so much the better -- there's less pressure to screw the user.

Edited 2006-08-12 23:28

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