On the horizon: an open graphics card (NewsForge)
Posted Jul 21, 2006 17:48 UTC (Fri) by allesfresser
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The fact that Intel is being friendly at the moment is nice, but it's nothing to count on for the future. Corporate benevolence can change at a moment's notice, on one executive's whim or bad digestion, it seems. So having a truly free (from the start, and by design) video card is a very good and noble thing to strive for.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that there are people at Intel that are generous and open-minded in regard to having free drivers. But the pressure from certain quarters might begin to be applied to shut that down, or bring it under Digital Restrictions Management, which would be the end of that right quickly.
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