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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RE: This should be interesting
by abraxas on Tue 11th Sep 2007 10:11 UTC in reply to "This should be interesting"
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Even for OEMS like Dell who are shipping liunx, inclusion of drivers would mean they would probably default to recommending AMD cards/chipsets in linux based boxes.

I'm not so sure of that. Intel by far has the most Linux support of any hardware vendor. From graphics cards to wireless cards to sound cards. Once AMD has their own sound and wireless chipsets that are fully open source supported then maybe they'll be recommended as much as Intel based computers.

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