Kerneltrap has an interview with the creator of project VGA. “The project aims to develop a simple, low budget, open source, VGA compatible video card available this year. Michael is also a member of the Open Graphics Project, but started Project VGA in order to get something affordable on the market as soon as possible.”
Interview: Michael Meeuwisse
Submitted by anonymous 2008-01-15 3D 7 Comments
I’m not sure if I understood it correctly but I got the impression that if you reprogram it yourself you can leave out the VGA compatibility and even make the hardware do something not related to graphics at all. IMHO it sounds pretty interesting and I am quite curious. But since I have almost no experience with so low-level software programming I won’t benefit much from such card.. And I really can’t think of much use for it either. But it sure sounds neat and I am 100% certain that there will be lots of enthusiasts buying these and coming up with dozens of different interesting use cases.