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ATI/AMD's New Open-Source Strategy Explained

Sep 09, 2007, 20:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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"Yesterday when talking about the new ATI Linux driver, AMD's press release had stated: 'In the coming months AMD also plans to accelerate efforts to address the needs of the open source community as well.' A few hints were dropped yesterday, but what we didn't tell you is that the announcement wouldn't be in a few months, but really just a few hours. The embargo is lifted so we can now share with you what AMD's new open-source strategy for ATI GPUs is all about. You may be in for a real surprise!

"Rumors and speculations have been flying around for months about ATI/AMD opening up the source-code to their Linux display driver or providing their GPU specifications to community developers..."

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