ATi, fabrikant van half brakke videokaarten, heeft officiŽle support voor open source Linux driver ontwikkeling aangekondigd, zo lees ik in deze press release:
ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE:ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) announced today that it is fully supporting the development of drivers for the Linux Operating System and is endorsing the open source movement by releasing 2D, 3D and multimedia programming specifications for its industry-leading RAGE graphics technology.
Recognizing the phenomenal growth and increasing popularity of Linux, ATI is committed to ensuring that the open source development community has access to technical development information on all its key components.
``ATI has made tremendous strides in the past year working with key developers on our support for Linux and we are on target to become the graphics company of choice among Linux users,'' said Henry Quan, vice president of corporate marketing, ATI. ``We will continue to provide the hardware and software support developers need to help ensure the success of Linux.''
``ATI's opening of the programming specification for their graphics chips will allow unhindered development of open source drivers that exploit the full potential of the hardware, and also gives curious developers a look inside the workings of modern 3D accelerators,'' said John Carmack, co-founder and lead programmer of id Software.