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Re: If ATI and nVidia don't support their own products, who does?

Matthias Urlichs <smurf@smurf.noris.de> writes:

> Hi, Brendan wrote:
>> Open Source is awesome, but most hardware companies are
>> never, ever going to open their hardware.
> There's a rather large difference between telling people how to talk to
> the hardware they buy (some interpretations of German law suggest that one
> *has* to do that; for instance, you're legally required here to provide
> schematics so that people can, theoretically these days, repair their VCRs
> if they break), and giving away the design files for the chips so that
> others can go to their own fab and recreate one (which is what "open
> hardware" ultimately means).
Yes, reminds one of the difference between publishing API specs and
publishing the whole source code.

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