I don't think so. I haven't done detailed costing for a while but last time I looked at the numbers the open source project was more expensive than maintaining legacy drivers would have been.
For now, I'd definitely believe it. Hopefully once the r600g + Evergreen stuff is up + running + stabilized that balance will shift a bit. Long term, I'm hoping that the open-source strategy ends up saving you some money as it will possibly help to convince other hardware vendors to follow suit.
Originally Posted by bridgman
That being said, given that you do code-sharing between windows/fglrx, it might not end up that way, unless you consider that you're doing code/cost sharing via Gallium and state trackers with the other Mesa/Gallium hardware drivers.
To the OP, I'd suggest either donating to X.Org, or possibly offering a bounty on a new feature or bug fix you want done.
you only hurt linux,,, spend more money on open-source drivers are much better than do lagacy support of the FGLRX.…..
Originally Posted by Kano
i think its your fear that's your lovely nvidia really goes down by an real good open-source driver!
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