It's official: ATI Radeon drivers to be open sourced
Posted by: Anonymous
on September 09, 2007 06:31 PM
Why the 'super-ego', as if we who have been coding since the 1960's thru 1990's couldn't figure out what we need to put into a driver to get the full output from the ATI cards!
Why does there have to be any delay in the release of the resources? 30 million potential customers want to know, because this same 'news' was released in interviews with AMD execs, a year ago! How long do we hang here, suspended?
Many of us do NOT run the nVidia proprietary drivers, as they put code into the Linux Kernel that opened up root kits! That is a MAJOR ISSUE, why we want ATI to release the resources (which are NOT the same as giving out anything that is trademarked or patented, etc.)!
Time is of the essence, holding off on this only frustrates the potential audience of consumers, their families, friends, businesses, schools, charities, and governments. Yes, each 'Linux geek' is usually responsible for 10 secondary sales of new products, when they work native in GNU/Linux!