Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by hechacker1
AMD "This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers! In other words, their GPU specifications will be given to developers in the open. Therefore you shouldn't need to worry about another R200 incident taking place. The 2D specifications will be released very soon and the 3D ones will follow shortly."
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AMD are getting a lot of press
by mindpixel on Mon 10th Sep 2007 21:00 UTC
mindpixel
Member since:
2006-05-01

AMD are getting a lot of positive press with this promise but they have lied before and it will take time before they can be trusted again (after releasing documentations and/or human readable code for their chips) until then this is just marketing.

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Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

Actually, I think the foss world has so much to gain and so little to lose, that this will be blindly welcomed by all the most hardcore doubters. Admitedly, this community has quite a lot of hardcore doubters and not without reason.

All that happens if they try to pull a fast one though, is that ATI suffers again on Linux and Nvidia resumes it's position as the GPU of choice (when Intel isn't enough for you anyway).

Basically, it's all good.

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Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

*sigh* that should say

"...welcomed by all BUT the most hardcore..."

I'm an idiot.

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