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    Who should i donate to, to support (and maybe speed up) the development of free drivers for radeon hd hardware? particularly i mean the basic stable 2d/3d/xv stuff.

    it seems both radeonhd/radeon projects, and possibly more are involved.

    Where do i go to donate to it?

  • #2
    As RadeonHD folks are paid by Novell and AMD and Radeon folks are not, I'd say them..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by curaga View Post
      As RadeonHD folks are paid by Novell and AMD and Radeon folks are not, I'd say them..
      Actually, for the Radeon folks:

      Alex Deucher is an employee of AMD and therefore is paid by them.

      David Airlie is an employee of Red Hat and his role there is to work on X.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        michael, who do you recommend i donate to then? i want to support development of free drivers.

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        • #5
          Well, is it money that you're interested in donating to them or hardware?
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            whatever helps them the most.. Be it hardware or money, i dont much care

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            • #7
              Hmmm... While they have their differences, ultimately both sides should be working together.... I guess ask both sides who needs hardware. I'd say the RadeonHD guys may need hardware more, since it takes them a few weeks to get hardware sometimes from AMD directly and it also takes them sometime (a DisplayPort monitor took them a couple months to get) with procurement orders internally through Novell. I don't think either Radeon or RadeonHD developers will tell you they need cash.

              If they say they don't need hardware, then some other recommendations would be:

              - Send them beer, popular with FOSS developers for coding or bug fixes
              - Donation to X.Org Foundation
              - Another project... Nouveau guys won't turn stuff away.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                i realize that the nouveau guys are doing a great job aswell, however, i cannot shake the feeling off, that if the nouveau guys create a really good working driver, nvidia will eat too much of the cake.


                i suppose the xorg foundation could be good. Do you know if it is tax deductable?

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                • #9
                  One question though, why wouldnt either radeon or radeonhd developers need cash? i mean - it doesent matter to me what happens with the cash, and if some money gets them an extra incentive to work on it, thats a perfectly great situation for me

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Redeeman View Post
                    i suppose the xorg foundation could be good. Do you know if it is tax deductable?
                    Yep, should be They're a 501(c)(3).
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Redeeman View Post
                      One question though, why wouldnt either radeon or radeonhd developers need cash? i mean - it doesent matter to me what happens with the cash, and if some money gets them an extra incentive to work on it, thats a perfectly great situation for me
                      Well, you can ask them, but I don't think they would say they need it.
                      Michael Larabel
                      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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