"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."