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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Small PCI core patch
    On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 10:07:12AM +0200, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
    > Historically hackers were not too good at raising funds.
    >
    > Maybe we should use stuff which we are good at? Forcedeth
    > is a nice precedent. 2d and especially 3d engines
    > may be significantly harder to reverse engineer,
    > but people can scale rather nicely, as kernel development shows. ;)
    >
    > Then write specs from gained knowledge and put it on a web page.

    Yes, IMO this is the only realistic path, without cooperation from
    ATI/NVIDIA.

    This is why I dislike the ATI r300 rev-eng effort: I cannot find any
    "Chinese wall": one team rev-engs the hardware and writes a doc.
    Another team writes the drivers from the docs.

    Jeff



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