Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Apr 2009 20:09 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX LinuxFund and the Open Graphics Project are teaming up to raise funds and supply 10 Open Graphics Development boards to open source developers. After several years in development the Open Graphics project is offering pre-orders of development boards. The Open Graphics Project aims to design an open source hardware/open architecture and standard for graphics cards, primarily targeting free software/open source operating systems. LinuxFund is accepting donations on their website to help fund the project. Additionally you can pre-order an OGD1 board for yourself through Traversal Technology.
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Bah. This thing won't let me edit. Here's some correction:

Just another blurb.

Also, we may have VGA working this week. I'm hoping to take a video of a PC booting up with an OGD1 board as the console.

Note that OGD1 isn't a graphics card, so don't expect it to be cheap. It's a platform for developing graphics cards (among other things).

So one thing I might suggest, regarding donations, is to think about how much you might want to spend on a graphics card, and maybe use that as a rule of thumb for how much you might want to donate. Enough small donations will add up. We're tired of hardware vendors not giving us documentation, and we want to do something about it.

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