Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:16 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move. They were also asked if they believe NVIDIA will follow suit in helping the open-source community. Those that responded were David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Jerome Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, and Oliver McFadden. Mark Shuttleworth had also previously commented on AMD's efforts.
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by mcduck on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:32 UTC
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Hopefully AMD's efforts will show other hardware manufactures (not just of GPU's) that providing docs for their hardware is a viable option.

Hopefully Nvidia will follow soon. After all, they had the grip on Linux users to far. This could change _very_ fast.

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