GPL flag for drivers

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue May 15 11:34:20 PDT 2007

On Tuesday 15 May 2007, Alan Cox wrote:
>> 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.
>I wouldn't hold your breath. They've been saying stuff like this for a
>very long time and they still can't review a tiny bit of code and clear
>an NDA on it so we can get 2D support for their current chips.
>Their actions speak volumes and I'll believe any more when I see it and
>not earlier.

Amen, Alan.

Cheers, Gene
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