Rant about ATI

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Aug 9 04:05:51 PDT 2006

Ar Mer, 2006-08-09 am 09:31 +1000, ysgrifennodd Marek Wawrzyczny:
> I cannot agree with this point. There is little chance that a commercial 
> company is going to release details necessary for drivers of upcoming 
> hardware. 

Vendors do this today with all sorts of hardware for various free
software projects, often with NDAs to various companies and agreement
that the driver goes into the kernel on a specific date (usually the
date that marketing announces the product exists). Some of them even
write their own drivers or have their contractors do it ready.

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