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    Phoronix: XDS 2008 In Less Than Two Weeks

    As a reminder, there's about a week and a half now until XDS 2008. The 2008 X Developers' Summit is taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland from the 3rd to 5th of September...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjY3Mg

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    I wonder what the decreased audience could mean..

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    In my case it means "I did enough travelling in the first half of the year to last me well into 2009"

    If I had known at the time how much I was going to be away from home I would probably have skipped XDC and gone to XDS instead.

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    I wonder. How is the AMD and Intel relationship, when we talk open source GPU drivers?

    I can't help but think that clearly AMD and Intel are each others biggest competitors...

    Are competition set aside when we talk open source work?

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    If there is any competition it tends to be between individuals not between companies. I think everyone understands that the common challenges are bigger and more important than the progress one company makes relative to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    If there is any competition it tends to be between individuals not between companies. I think everyone understands that the common challenges are bigger and more important than the progress one company makes relative to another.
    I'd wish I could be at XDS to meet the big names!

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    I think the very late announcement of the XDS this year has played a role in that. I would've loved to go (and maybe talk about Piglit or some Radeon-related stuff), but I had already made plans for the first half of September when XDS was announced, so no chance.

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    It's probably worth mentioning that the lack of an organized program should not be a worry -- if I remember correctly the program always comes together at the very last minute. For example, we're not sure if Alex's first presentation will be:

    - "using the 3d engine on 6xx/7xx", or
    - "status of getting the 3d engine on 6xx/7xx running", or
    - "why we don't think you need the 3d engine anyways"

    One of the side effects of Daniel announcing a 50-person limit last year was that 50+ people signed up immediately then the numbers gradually dropped as people realized they couldn't go. I think you'll see the opposite this time -- relatively slow initial signup then a bunch of people jumping in at the last minute as they realize they *can* go.

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