GPL flag for drivers

Hal V. Engel hvengel at
Tue May 15 10:38:27 PDT 2007

On Tuesday 15 May 2007 09:02, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>  From the perspective of the mostly-open-source OS vendor I work at, we'd
> love to see ATI & nvidia follow Intel's lead and open their driver sources,

It appears that AMD/ATI might actually be following Intels lead and moving 
toward open sourcing their drivers.  See

The anouncement is not as clear as I would have liked but AMD does have a 
history of supporting open source through their work on the Linux kernel and 
this is a good sign that at some point we might start seeing open source 
drivers for AMD/ATI hardware.  In addition this may put pressure on nvidia to 
open up either their driver sources or their hardware specs.


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