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VIA to Open Up Its Devices

“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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