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  • AMD Loses Some Linux Kernel Developers

    Phoronix: AMD Loses Some Linux Kernel Developers

    At least three Linux kernel developers are no longer employed by AMD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIxNzI

  • #2
    No coincidence

    We all know what that means...

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    • #3
      hush hush

      Just like everything AMD does, we will never know why (ie: CEOs, driver changelogs, etc.).
      To be fair, I suppose those particular jobs might have been temporary ? ie: update for bulldozer

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      • #4
        Best of luck to the people that got fired. They know codes and i believe they'll get a job soon.

        Hope this restructuring won't touch the FOSS people.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
          Best of luck to the people that got fired. They know codes and i believe they'll get a job soon.

          Hope this restructuring won't touch the FOSS people.
          Best of luck to those who lost their jobs!

          I'm worried. How you get more competitive by laying off lots of engineers is beyond me.
          I really hope the managers in charge do the right thing to bring AMD back on track.

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          • #6
            They're clearly on the wrong track if the first people they kick out are the linux cpu engineers...

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            • #7
              It is Linux AMD Vishera benchmarks, that saved their sorry asses, yet they fire the engineers. Its like sawing the branch on which they sit.

              Epic FAIL.

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              • #8
                A sad day

                The reason they did this probably will never be known but I feel like I'm being pushed into a corner. If they limit Linux support what reason do I have to use their products? I think I'm going to get stuck with Intel/nvidia for my next system

                I've praised AMD since they showed Intel they needed to step up their game after the crappy P4 CPU. And now I'll get stuck buying from companies that I feel charge too much. And we know that nvidia could care less about helping FOSS.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by curaga View Post
                  They're clearly on the wrong track if the first people they kick out are the linux cpu engineers...
                  Well they have to make cuts somewhere and right now, like it or not, with AMD being dominated in the server arena, linux does not make them a lot of money.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Soul_keeper View Post
                    Just like everything AMD does, we will never know why (ie: CEOs, driver changelogs, etc.).
                    To be fair, I suppose those particular jobs might have been temporary ? ie: update for bulldozer
                    hope you are right.

                    I did buy AMD ONLY computers for as long as I remember, for over 10 years. I actually never had Intel(ok, i lie a bit, celeron with 600 mhz). If it's support goes to shit - I may as well stop using them all together, but there is no alternative, supporting someone like Intel is IMHO even worse.

                    I take my hat before Intel, for their support, but than, monopoly is going to hurt everyone! In long term, simply everyone in the world.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Soul_keeper View Post
                      Just like everything AMD does, we will never know why (ie: CEOs, driver changelogs, etc.).
                      To be fair, I suppose those particular jobs might have been temporary ? ie: update for bulldozer
                      You're wrong, those guys were long time AMD staff members. It seems more like the X64 arch division of the OSRC in Dresden is shutting down...

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                      • #12
                        they should fire some lawyers first if You ask me...

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                        • #13
                          Firing != Layoff

                          Folks, please use the proper term, out of respect for the affected people. You get "fired" when you are terminated for performance or similar reasons. You are "laid off" when your position becomes redundant, or the company has no funds to pay your salary.

                          Cutting Linux support is crazy for a CPU company, if you ask me. Mobile computing, in particular, is being heavily dominated by Linux (android). Oh well. I guess I have no option rather buying Intel next time, and as much as some of you already said, I hate fueling a monopoly (even though I love Intel's Linux support).

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                          • #14
                            I hope that whoever buys up the assets of AMD has deep pockets and are not just asset strippers. Who knows?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mendieta View Post
                              Cutting Linux support is crazy for a CPU company, if you ask me. Mobile computing, in particular, is being heavily dominated by Linux (android). Oh well. I guess I have no option rather buying Intel next time, and as much as some of you already said, I hate fueling a monopoly (even though I love Intel's Linux support).
                              I wonder if they cut any Win8 developers.

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