Next week, AMD plans to provide an open source information and development package supporting the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series as well as ATI Radeon X1000 series of graphics processing units on Linux desktops. The initial release includes source code and hardware specifications to engage the open source community for collaboration on 2D graphics drivers.
This is great news for Linux users, and AMD partnered with Novell’s Linux engineering team to develop the release. Novell will facilitate its contribution to the open source community. As Nat Friedman said, “Our ultimate goal is complete, high-quality open source drivers for all video hardware.”