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KernelTrap: Open Graphics Development Board Pricing

Mar 03, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Open Graphics Project was started in October of 2004 by Timothy Miller with the intention of developing a completely open graphics card that 'just works' on free and open source operating systems. Since that time, the project has continued to work toward their goal, most recently completing the schematics for their OGD1 board. The OGD1 is an FPGA-based project board with memory and video hardware on it. The board will be utilized by the Open Graphics project to develop their graphics card, however it is also being made available commercially as a generic FPGA-based prototyping board to raise funds for the project. Timothy explains, 'the OGD1 was going to be built anyway as a step towards OGC [the Open Graphics Card]. We were going to build 10 and use them ourselves. When corporate backing went away, we decided to make as many as we could sell...'"

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