VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code
May 08, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
"Back at the Linux Foundation Austin Summit, VIA had announced
plans to develop a new open-source initiative in a similar fashion
what AMD has been doing. However, in the weeks following that they
haven't done much for the open-source community. As was highlighted
in VIA's Open-Source Efforts A Bluff?, their Linux website just
contains two binary drivers right now and not much of anything
else--not even bug tracking software or a mailing list. This has
upset some, but fortunately VIA has stepped up to the plate and
shown they are actually doing more than a media blitz.
"VIA has released over 16,000 lines of code that provides a
frame-buffer driver in the Linux kernel..."