1.3 terabytes of open driver specs

September 17, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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That's a serious amount of downloading, but it would appear that when AMD's open specs were posted to X.Org's server it was downloaded over 70,000 times.  This means two things, there are a lot of people working on the associated projects to get ATI's cards working on Linux, and that there will be a lot of Linux geeks phoning in sick today.  Phoronix's story also takes a look at Revenge, a reverse engineering program.

"AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a

Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key

members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move. They were also asked if they believe NVIDIA will

follow suit in helping the open-source community. Those that responded were David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Jerome

Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, and Oliver McFadden. Mark Shuttleworth had also previously commented on AMD's efforts."

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Source: Phoronix
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