Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2008 20:01 UTC, submitted by irbis
3D News, GL, DirectX Open Graphics Project founder Timothy Miller recently noted on the project's mailing list that they are set to announce that their first hardware, the OGD1, is ready for pre-order. "The OGD1 design has actually been finished for a couple of months now," he began, explaining that they've been setting up a way to process pre-orders for the first 100 boards. The board will retail at USD 1500, with a USD 100 discount offered for the first 100 pre-orders. "These are pre-orders, not orders," Timothy continued, "that means the lead time is unpredictable. We don't have a stock. We will purchase a stock based on the number of pre-orders we get. Also, this means that if we never get a large enough number of pre-orders, we will be unable to fulfil them; all pre-orders would be cancelled, and no one would be charged anything."
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RE: More open specifications
by gustl on Thu 17th Apr 2008 14:14 UTC in reply to "More open specifications"
gustl
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2006-01-19

You see, the new "openness" of ATI is not really reflected by it's driver development efforts.

You still see ATI not pouring lots of resources into the open source drivers. Its more a sort of "we finally no longer block you open sourcers" attitude.

OGA will be completely different, ALL of the specs will be open, down to the hardware level, not just some ATIBIOS ABI thrown out to the public.

In essence there will be open drivers AND open firmware, something no other manufacturer offers. It's the ultimate open source approach.

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