[ltp] T60p, free driver?

Alex Deucher linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 16 May 2007 20:41:53 -0400

On 5/16/07, Andrew J. Barr <andrew.james.barr@gmail.com> wrote:
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> "Alex Deucher" <alexdeucher@gmail.com> wrote:
> > let's not start spreading rumors until we actually see something.
> > They never said they would be opening their drivers; just that they
> > are planning work work closer with the open source community.  That
> > that means remains to be seen.
> I don't understand.
> - From that blog post, it looks fairly clear that that is _exactly_ what
> he said:
> "AMD will soon deliver open graphics drivers, said Henri Richard just a
> few minutes ago, and the audience at the opening keynote of the Red Hat
> Summit broke into applause and cheers."

The blog said that (It's not actually quoted).  There's no evidence
that ati actually said that.

> I am all for cynicism in dealing with vendors, especially these days,
> double especially when dealing with marketing departments, but I don't
> see much wiggle room for AMD there.

As far as I've seen, ati has only committed to fixing the current
problems with open source.  Whether that means they will release
source or just "improve" fglrx remains to be seen.

Here's the post that started all this:


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