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VIA to Open Up Its Devices

Apr 09, 2008, 16:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"VIA Technologies, although very popular with Linux ultramobile PC vendors, has never been very open about its own hardware. Until April 8, when, at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit at the University of Texas Super Computing Center here, the company announced that it will start opening up its chip sets to the open-source community.

"During the We're Shipping Linux on PCs--Now What? panel, Timothy Chen of VIA Technologies, said, 'VIA hadn't been doing much [in opening up]... it's been hard for the company to embrace open source, but at the end of the month you'll see us opening up...'"

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