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VIA Publishes 2D/3D Documentation, Partners With OpenChrome

Nov 20, 2008, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"Back in May we published an article entitled VIA's Open-Source Efforts A Bluff? with information on VIA's past and present actions along with comments from Luc Verhaegen, developer of the VIA Unichrome driver and now a RadeonHD developer at Novell, and Xavier Bachelot, a developer with the OpenChrome driver. Both X.Org developers had expressed concerns over VIA's open-source announcement considering their past open-source work that had turned sour and very little code or documentation that VIA had released at the time.

"In July, VIA had appointed Harald Welte as their open-source liaison, who is known for his open-source legal work. This was coming a month after VIA was still evaluating its open-source role and it hadn't known how to make the "first step" into the open-source world. They had been trying to model their open-source work after AMD's contributions to the open-source community over the past twelve months."

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