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Thread: Radeon Driver Enables Full 2D Acceleration For HD 7000

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    As time & budget permits, include open source compatibility as a requirement when new hardware blocks are being designed, making it easier to expose programming information in the future.
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    How is that coming along?
    The first time I read this was more than 4 years ago.
    Objectively speaking it sounds like damage reduction to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Any ETA for the first products shipping with improvements in that regard?
    I know you can't reveal details.
    We're still trying to expose support for older hardware as well, so it's probably best if we don't say anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    2. Release all the information immediately and hope that if/when problems arise we have enough cash to fight or work around them, along with enough other products to keep us going if our GPU sales get impacted. Privately owned companies can do that but publicly-traded companies can't unless they have demonstrably high confidence in their ability to deal with whatever happens.

    3. Prioritize the IP and work through each block separately, releasing as much information as appears "safe" (admittedly a difficult determination). For problematic information, look for ways to use the blocks without exposing that information. As time & budget permits, include open source compatibility as a
    So reading between the lines, would it be fair to say that in the current IP/patent climate, every block has to be reviewed to see if there is an IP liability in releasing information about it? Is the problem that there are so many trivial patents that it is difficult to create something new without infringing, either unknowingly or otherwise?

    If this is the case, it seems to suggest that all of us should be focusing on patent reform. The patent system was intended to encourage both innovation and the publication of that innovation. This situation sounds seriously dysfunctional. What can we do about it?

    -ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    We're still trying to expose support for older hardware as well, so it's probably best if we don't say anything
    You're spoiling the party.
    It's not what I wanted to hear.

    Albeit, the information that you didn't completely gave up on older ASICs is very welcome.

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    For reference, the USPTO's budget is based on the number of patents/trademarks granted. Their attitude is, when in doubt, issue the patent and then let the courts sort it out. Not exactly the innovation resource our founders had in mind...

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    @twriter, Bridgman, agd5f

    Now that AMD has officially presented the Radeon HD 8000 GPU line

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...desktop.aspx#3,

    will we see the first programming docs soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    @twriter, Bridgman, agd5f

    Now that AMD has officially presented the Radeon HD 8000 GPU line

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...desktop.aspx#3,

    will we see the first programming docs soon?
    Hi, this is worth the new thread.

    Here it is.

    I am very sorry if it might feel obtrusive, its not meant to be - but this is 7000 thread and the question you rised is beyond scope and with different importance.
    Thank you entropy, bridgeman, agd5f!

    Please discuss all about 8000 opensource in this new topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycheese View Post
    Hi, this is worth the new thread.

    Here it is.

    I am very sorry if it might feel obtrusive, its not meant to be - but this is 7000 thread and the question you rised is beyond scope and with different importance.
    Thank you entropy, bridgeman, agd5f!

    Please discuss all about 8000 opensource in this new topic.
    So it turns out it wasn't that offtopic. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    So it turns out it wasn't that offtopic. :/
    Get back to that thread, you're breakin the rulz...
    Last edited by crazycheese; 01-08-2013 at 06:40 PM.

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