Vendor support (was Re: The ati petition)
volodya at mindspring.com
Sat Sep 4 19:23:20 PDT 2004
On Sat, 4 Sep 2004, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-09-04 at 20:27, Rogelio M.Serrano Jr. wrote:
>> I think it was mentioned elsewhere that this is NDA only.
> The drivers are open source. Are you saying we should make a
> distinction between open source drivers written under NDA and open
> source drivers written from freely available docs?
Actually yes. Now, of course, it is very nice to have Open Source drivers,
but availability of documentation is very important too - it allows for
easy influx of new people. Not to mention the fact that support for more
esoteric features will happen faster if there is easy access to
> Seems to me the meaningful distinction here is between open source and
> binary only.
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