from the feel-the-love-linux-gamers dept.
MoxFulder writes "Henri Richard, AMD's VP of sales, has promised to deliver open-source drivers for ATI graphics cards (recently acquired by AMD) at the recent Red Hat Summit. A series of good news for proponents of open-source device drivers. In the last year, Intel, the leading provider of integrated graphics cards, has opened their drivers as well. But ATI and NVidia, the only two players in the market for high-performance discrete graphics cards, have so far released only closed-source drivers for their cards. This has created numerous compatibility, stability, and ethical problems for users of Linux and other open source OSes, and prompted projects like Nouveau to try and reverse-engineer NVidia drivers. Hopefully AMD's decision will put pressure on NVidia to release open-source drivers as well!"
moe1975 writes: "According to MSFT's Bill Hilf: "The Free Software movement is dead. Linux doesn't exist in 2007. Even Linus has got a job today." which he is quoted as saying in a Bangkok Post article
Now, the FUD is pathetically obvious, yet I find MSFT's obvious desperation to be both interesting — and amusing . . . RTA to get your dose of Sunday humor."