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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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