Hardware without Specifications
Posted Sep 5, 2007 19:23 UTC (Wed) by jwmittag
In reply to: AMD to open up graphics specs
Parent article: AMD to open up graphics specs
I've also heard from cases where the specs just don't exist at all: All there is is the experience of the people that developed the hardware and drivers, plus an unorganized list of "this works", "this doesn't", with lots of gaps.
Dirk Hohndel, Intel's Open Source Guy, mentioned something like this in his LinuxTag 2005 Talk. Essentially, the guys writing the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Linux driver had to reverse engineer just like everyone else would have, even though they are also Intel engineers.
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