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[News] VIA Plays Ball with Linux, Joins the Kernel Foundation [sic]

  • Subject: [News] VIA Plays Ball with Linux, Joins the Kernel Foundation [sic]
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:16:40 +0100
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Chip Maker VIA joins the Linux Foundation

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| VIA Technologies, maker of chip-sets, graphics chips and other components, has 
| joined the Linux Foundation. Richard Brown, VP of marketing at VIA Technologies 
| Inc, said in the announcement "VIA shares the Linux Foundationâs goal of 
| fostering the growth of the Linux ecosystem".


VIA Technologies, Inc. Joins Linux Foundation



VIA Soon To Release Its DRM-Using 2D Driver

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| This morning Bruce has written on the dri-devel list that they should soon be
| releasing this new 2D driver. Bruce is hoping that this 2D driver's
| source-code will be released in about two weeks. Right now the driver is in
| the hands of a few community testers for feedback, but they are hoping that
| the driver will be released very soon unless any new issues are found.


Via laptop goes Open Source

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| The design drawings are offered for download under a Creative Common
| Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license, but you'll probably need to hire a few
| engineering Phds and come up with a couple of million quid in development
| capital to make it all work out.


End of Intel, AMD duopoly near? Via readies Isaiah chip

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| The $398 Everex gBook is being sold at Wal-Mart with a 15-inch screen, a
| 1.5GHz Via C-7M processor, 512MB of DDR2 system memory, a 60 GB hard disk
| drive, optical drive, Ethernet, and wireless. It uses the gOS Version 2
| operating system, a Linux distribution.


VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code

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| VIA has released over 16,000 lines of code that provides a frame-buffer
| driver in the Linux kernel. This code is licensed under the GNU GPLv2 and
| appears to be crafted by VIA's Joseph Chan. Supported by this driver is VIA's
| Unichrome CLE266, K400, K800, PM800, CN700, CX700, K8M890, P4M890, P4M900,
| and VX800 IGPs.

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