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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we will see
by miro on Sat 15th Sep 2007 22:39 UTC
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2005-07-13

I have been following the noveau driver development with great interest. as far as I know, most of the spec they need has already been re-ed. while they are making good progress, they lack man power. so I really hope that ati will gradually start to work on the driver, not just wait for floss devs to create it for them. a graphic card driver is probably the most complex software you have running on you pc/mac/etc. Not just because of the inherit complexity of the task but also because of large number of incompatible monitors agp and pci/pcie bridges, motherboards etc.

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RE: we will see
by bsharitt on Sat 15th Sep 2007 23:01 in reply to "we will see"
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2005-07-07

It may take a while for things to really get rolling, but hopefully once things get going, it'll be easier to support each new generation of cards going forward, assuming that ATI keeps releasing specs.

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