Future AMD GPUs To Be More Open-Source Friendly?
Dec 31, 2007, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"AMD is on the heels of releasing the next set of GPU
programming documentation to aide in the development of the
open-source R500/600 drivers (xf86-video-ati and
xf86-video-radeonhd). It's already been discussed what this
NDA-free documentation release will have, but one of the questions
that have repeatedly come up is if/when AMD will release
information on accelerated video playback. AMD's John Bridgman has
now stated what they plan to release in the video realm as well as
a new requirement for their future graphics processors: being
open-source friendly while avoiding DRM..."