Tuesday, September 18, 2007

AMD - Ati Open Source Graphics Driver Development Initiative

Amd announces support for open source driver development.

"To accelerate this initiative, AMD partnered with Novell’s SuSE Linux engineering team. The initial release includes source code and hardware specifications to engage the Open Source community for collaboration on 2D graphics drivers.

Over the following months, AMD will work with the community to enable 2D, 3D and video playback acceleration to provide the best possible experience on the Linux desktop. This strategy complements and enhances AMD's existing support of the Linux community through its regularly released high performance Catalyst driver."

I wonder if this means they'll disclose hardware issues they (try) to fix in software and drivers, as well as any special "optimizations"...

Now that Intel and Ati drives have some sort of open source future, what will NVIDIA do?