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Celebrating A Year Of Open-Source ATI

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Published on 03 September 2008 07:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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This week marks the one year anniversary since AMD had announced its open-source strategy and in two weeks will mark the anniversary of the xf86-video-radeonhd code release that contained R500 and R600 mode-setting support, but not much more. Celebrating this one year milestone was a celebration with Luc Verhaegen, Jerome Glisse, and Egbert Eich during XDS 2008 at the The Bad Ass pub in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Celebrating A Year Of Open-Source ATI

Celebrating A Year Of Open-Source ATI

Celebrating A Year Of Open-Source ATI


Discussed at this four-person celebration was the current progress of the open-source ATI as well as DRM hacking for open-source CrossFire (though a laugh at this point), performance counters, the RadeonHD driver, and a whole lot more.

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