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[2]: s/amd/ati/
by ThawkTH on Tue 11th Sep 2007 18:22 UTC in reply to "RE: s/amd/ati/"
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The community will lynch AMD/ATI if they don't follow through on this. Trust me. I think it would be nasty to say the least.

AMD hasn't done much to distance itself? Give them a break (and I rarely give ANY corporation a break!). They merged fairly recently. Two large companies, with some similar and many different markets.

AMD IS doing something different - we've asked for this FOR YEARS from ATI - a year after merging, they announce that they're going to do more than NVidia - not make a great driver. Release what we need to make a completely open driver.

And still people complain.

Truly, you can NEVER please everyone.

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