[Fsf-friends] Fwd : AMD stuff

Mani A a.mani.cms@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Fri Jun 15 18:41:06 IST 2007

Yes they really need to review their Linux strategy. M$ is also going
to stop selling the windows OS and move over to Linspire (the closed
source version). Hopefully AMD will open source everything.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>
Date: Jun 15, 2007 4:09 AM
Subject: [users] AMD deciding _now_ what to do about Linux

I wrote to AMD regarding the state of ATI Linux drivers and the
company's view of the Linux community. This is the response I got:

"Thanks - could you contact us again in July?  We're reviewing our Linux
strategy right now, so anything I tell you know could be out of date in

You can read the whole message here:
Feel free to Digg or /. it.

Friends, NOW is the time to contact AMD and to let them know that we
need their support. Please, write to them, call them, now is the time.
Even for those who don't use AMD products, the precedent set here will
most certainly echo throughout the hardware world. Take the 5 minutes
and convince AMD that the Linux community cannot be ignored.

Note: I have posted this letter to several mailing lists. Those who
know me from those lists will know that I don't, as a rule, crosspost.
However, I felt this to be important enough to cross the line and
crosspost to the lists I felt would be interested.

Dotan Cohen



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