Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:09 UTC, submitted by Michael
Graphics, User Interfaces While the BFS scheduler is getting ready to celebrate its second birthday, in just three weeks AMD's open-source Radeon graphics driver strategy for Linux will be turning four years old . . . which has ended up being a game-changer in the Linux world. AMD continues to support open-source hardware enablement on their latest graphics processors and recently even hired more developers to work on the code and documentation. How far have they come though in four years?
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Yeah, I definitely think the open source drivers have a lot of promise, especially being integrated so much better and naturally than the closed-source drivers.

It would be great to see the open and closed source teams at AMD be able to collaborate on the same code-base, but that's probably a bit of an architectural stumbling block (ie, keeping hidden whatever they want secret in the closed-source).

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