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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Clarification
by abraxas on Tue 14th Apr 2009 16:26 UTC
abraxas
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Just to clarify. As I stated in my initial post, I am not referring directly to the development board but what final product may come out it. I think it's great that someone is providing a open graphics hardware to develop a completely open graphics solution. I just wonder how practical open development is on sophisticated hardware. The big boys have access to a lot of capital and expensive equipment that most people don't have. It is only going to become increasingly difficult to provide decent performance for a decent price without significant funding. Perhaps some Linux or other open source OS business will find it particulary useful and help with development.

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