Earlier this year VIA announced they wanted to join the open-source bandwagon by establishing an open-source driver development initiative, releasing documentation and source-code, and to better engage with the Linux community at large. They have made a few small steps over the past few months, but today they have made their largest open-source contribution yet by releasing four programming documentation guides that cover the video, 2D, and 3D programming for their Chrome 9 graphics processor. In addition, they are now partnering with the community-spawned OpenChrome developers.
VIA Publishes 2D/3D Documentation, Partners with OpenChrome
Submitted by Michael Larabel 2008-11-20 3D 9 Comments
If you want other companies to follow suit with VIA’s example such as AMD and NVIDA then we will need to put our money where our mouth is and buy this chip
Until AMD/NV and other companies see profit in this kind of action they will not follow suit…