Actually, no. We were able to add Christian and Tom to the open source graphics team because our embedded business unit wanted to see further improvements in the upstream open source drivers and was willing to help fund the work. The port to WEC7 was done by a different development team inside AMD.Christian König, one of the recent AMD employees hired to work on the open-source driver stack who was hired in part due to AMD porting the open-source Linux driver to Windows,
Mmm... on balance probably have to disagree with this one as well. The need for accelerated video decoding is pretty much the same no matter what OS is used.With the WEC7 open-source driver, accelerated video decoding support becomes a bit more pressing.
I guess you could say "we can support additional customers once we have WEC7 support and so in that sense there may be more customers asking for accelerated video decode" and in that case I would agree, but there's nothing specific about WEC7 which brings any greater need for decode accel.