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    Default VIA Publishes Three Programming Guides

    Phoronix: VIA Publishes Three Programming Guides

    Earlier this week we shared that VIA had appointed an open-source liaison to work on providing the community with documentation and source-code for their products and work to improve VIA's image within the Linux and open-source communities. Since VIA announced their open-source strategy earlier this year, all they had provided was a simple kernel frame-buffer driver...

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

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    Way to go, VIA! Keep it up!

    Just remember what you're trying to sell and you'll be fine.

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    Looks like a solid start. Hopefully before too long my system will be documented...

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    Default Wonderful, thanks VIA!

    Hopefully the graphics documentation is in the pipeline, and that Harald Welte will be able to bring together the OpenChrome and Unichrome developers to work on a single codebase.

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    "bring together the OpenChrome and Unichrome developers to work on a single codebase" that would be pure win.

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    Why does VIA release the specs for their security engine?

    Isn't such only useful for Digital Restriction Management?

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    And SSL or SSH based connections, I think. DRM is only one form (usage) of cryptography, and it is the least interesting from a systems point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Why does VIA release the specs for their security engine?

    Isn't such only useful for Digital Restriction Management?
    As mentioned, ssh but even cryptography will benefit from that. Imagine hardware accelerated encryption of your hard drive. Thats cool.

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    Thumbs up

    I am thoroughly impressed and look forward to more good things from VIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misiu_mp View Post
    As mentioned, ssh but even cryptography will benefit from that. Imagine hardware accelerated encryption of your hard drive. Thats cool.
    Sorry for using a bugmenot account, but I just wanted to add a few points:

    Documentation for Padlock has been available since at least May 10 2006. See http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...ming_guide.pdf
    Linux and OpenSSL already has Padlock support. See http://www.logix.cz/michal/devel/padlock/
    So while it is nice of via to make a commitment to release more documentation, in the case of Padlock it is nothing new.

    The CX700 / VX800/820 documentation, on the other hand, is new.

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