X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 15, 2006 4:59 UTC (Tue) by kwink81
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
I think we are looking at this from the wrong angle.
Begging Nvidia/ATI to give us open specs/documentation will work just about as well as begging Microsoft to release Word under the GPL. Ain't gonna happen.
In the graphics areana, we need to treat hardware like we treat software. just like we can replace closed software with open software, we need to replace closed hardware with open hardware.
To that end, I suggest anyone who cares take a look at The Open Graphics Project(http://wiki.duskglow.com/tiki-index.php?page=Open-Graphics). It is an attempt to create an open/fully-documented 3D graphics card. If we can get this off the ground, we can ignore Nvidia/ATI instead of being chained by them.
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