Tuesday Mar 20, 2007

How to get better ATI drivers for Xorg

Just a quick note... Michael Larabel's post on “How To Get Better ATI Linux Support” is spot on with what we've heard from ATI and from others about ATI in various conversations — if you really want to get their attention, go through their OEM's and resellers, whether that be asking for improvements to their closed source drivers or ports of them to other OS'es, or even opening more specs/sources to the open source community.

(As for the competition, the same goes for them, and Sun is an nVidia reseller, so if there's something missing from their drivers that would encourage you to buy more Sun workstations with nVidia cards, let us know, and we can work it through our channels.)

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Thursday Dec 21, 2006

Military usage of FOSS

Sergey, while the thought of software I'm writing being potentially used in military applications to kill others is not pleasant, before you propose a license change to ban military use, have you considered how much they've given back to open source software? Will you be giving up all software that was funded by various national Defense Departments? Start by dropping TCP/IP from your life and let us know how it goes from there.

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