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July 2014
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AMD hand me specs on a CD

So about 30 minutes ago AMD's Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman handed me a CD containing the initial 2D specs for M56 and rv630 without any NDA. They then gave CDs to anyone else in the room and they are now available at
http://www.x.org/docs/AMD

This is a great initial step forward in the open source graphics driver story, since AMD rang me about 3 months and asked me to help out on setting a direction for this project I've been looking forward to this day.

Novell/SuSE are working on a driver based on these docs which should be available in the next week or so.

Big thanks to AMD for reopening dealings with the open source community, and I hope to be able to bring the good news as it happens here.

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Re: Good news

3D stuff will be released in the next couple of months or so. Each doc requires individual signoff, and rather than batch them as one big drop later on, ATI/AMD are releasing each doc as soon as they can: we got the CDs literally 45 seconds after John got final approval from AMD management.