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  • Former Nouveau GSoC Developer Now Working For Valve On Open-Source AMD Driver

    Phoronix: Former Nouveau GSoC Developer Now Working For Valve On Open-Source AMD Driver

    We have known of Valve wanting to improve AMDGPU DRM for VR Linux gaming and Valve wanting to contract Mesa developers to improve the open-source AMD driver. Now we know at least one of the faces who is hired by Valve to improve the open-source AMD driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...muel-AMD-Valve

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    Congrats Samuel! Sounds like you'll have exciting times working with the Radeon people.

    I wonder if Valve hired him altogether (so he's now at the offices in Bellevue), or just having him as a contractor. I got a friend working as translator contractor for Valve, they don't pay well... I hope he gets nice money out of this.

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    • #3
      Congrats Samuel for the new job and it's great to see more efforts for radeonSI and your expertise.
      Still i think it's sad for nouveau community to lose an developer that done so much for nouveau but i got a feeling that Samuel will continue to contribute to nouveau.

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      • #4
        Yes my child,

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        • #5
          Great stuff from Valve

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          • #6
            Good resource, good decision. Lot of good developments in the past. Bright future.

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            • #7
              what kind of work on radeonsi is funded by valve? is it just what is needed for vr, or something more general?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                what kind of work on radeonsi is funded by valve? is it just what is needed for vr, or something more general?
                I'd imagine any kind of work that improves latency and reduces CPU overhead, in addition to better dual-monitor support. That's what is needed by VR. Even dual GPU support would be greatly beneficial to VR.

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                • #9
                  The 2nd time within ~a week I get to say this..

                  Good guy Valve.

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                  • #10
                    This is good news! It is nice to see the corporate world contributing to open source projects; even if they don't pay a lot!

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