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I don't know if this is appropriate or not. . . filter it out or react to it.

Bill Wells

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Subject: [users] AMD deciding _now_ what to do about Linux
Date: Thursday 14 June 2007 15:39
From: "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen@gmail.com>
To: 

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strategy right now, so anything I tell you know could be out of date in
weeks."

You can read the whole message here:
http://dotancohen.com/eng/linux_compatibility.php
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

http://lyricslist.com/
http://what-is-what.com/

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Subject: Re: [users] AMD deciding _now_ what to do about Linux
Date: Friday 15 June 2007 04:56
From: "M Henri Day" <mhenriday@gmail.com>
To: users@openoffice.org

An excellent initiative, Dotan ! I see that many of the applications you
have requested over the years have, in fact, been released in versions
accessible to Linux and/or Firefox, etc, users. Hope you get a positive
response from AMD in July ! If you could include Creative Technology's (aka
as Creative Labs in a typical synecdoche, in which the name of the US
affiliate is used for the whole company, which is based in Singapore)
failure, as yet, to release a Linux driver for their Sound Blaster X-Fi,
then my cup would run over....

Henri

2007/6/15, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com>:
> 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 strategy right now, so anything I tell you know could be out of date in
> weeks."
>
> You can read the whole message here:
> http://dotancohen.com/eng/linux_compatibility.php
> 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
>
> http://lyricslist.com/
> http://what-is-what.com/

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