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Comment: Samsung is also a member of the ... (Score 1) 57 57

Common Platform Alliance - IBM, Global Foundries (you know, the former fabs of AMD), Samsung. Chartered, now part of Global Foundries, was a member too.

So, Samsung must be giving some kind of assurances to Intel they're not going to let ideas and techniques spill over into the Common Platform Alliance...

Comment: Re:Free to read != Free to use (Score 2, Insightful) 100 100

Not only that, but what they need to do is drive consumer interest. Consumers don't care about openness, they want shiny stuff cheap. Might appeal to some of the more tech savvy of us, but its not like you can go and implement your own HDMI gear to tinker with it.

Unix: Some say the learning curve is steep, but you only have to climb it once. -- Karl Lehenbauer