Sad news to hear. But it will not stop me from buying AMD in the future. Intel is is evil, Nvidia hates Linux, so my only choice in buying CPU/GPU's is AMD.
Ah, this is a shit!
I knew Jörg from Linux Tag in Berlin. Gave him a beer.
Dahmit! Not another one.
It's really hard to see an "underdog" company which was very FOSS friendly always struggle so hard. I wonder how they want to do their new ARM-chips without proper support from the software side. The OSRC Dresden was a damn good thing to have even if you didn't hear so often about it like you did with the Radeon FOSS stack.
But this is after so many years of oppression by intel and ignorant customers (but this is not intel inside, it is probably not compatible) and vendors (selling "real MHz").
And I wish they'd fire management not engineers. You can't operate anything with managers alone.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!
Yes it's unfortunate that those cards are still prefectly capable of running pretty much anything remotely taxing for us right now, though I see it merely as collateral damage. At least we still have their work on the FOSS side of things.
So please stop making it sound like AMD has a grudge against Linux users. It's called "resource management in a financially troubled business 101". If you want to help them, get a newer card or contribute to the FOSS drivers, that's the best you can do, and also much more constructive. You'll be happy you did soon enough.
As for the article at hand, well it's indeed troubling, though I still think it's a bit early to know what's going on exactly. I suppose AMD will at least relocate the affected depts.
As for the people in Dresden being let go (if it is the case), a big thanks for your work and I'm sure you guys will find new positions, with your knowledge and all!
Last edited by PsynoKhi0; 11-03-2012 at 11:38 AM.
Is this news sad? Yes and no. If the open source community has documentation for AMD graphics why are they sad that AMD is kicking out Linux developers. Linux is created based on developer's free time and most of all free will. I think former AMD Linux developers will try to support AMD products on their free time. It is not the end of the world.
AMD's proprietary graphics drivers are always pathetic. I prefer to use open source drivers or Xorg's drivers for ATI and AMD graphic cards although they have their limits in features. I always hesitate when using AMD graphics in Windows.
I do not work for nVidia. I have used AMD graphics and Intel graphics in Linux. nVidia still comes out being the best.
I have only partial stats, but I even think it's more than 80%.
Originally Posted by Greg Kroah-Hartman
I am wondering about the new AMD guy (replacement for bridgeman, forgot the name). There is never any info or whatever