ATI R600 / 700 Graphics Cards Now Open Source

AMD has released Open Source code for the ATI R600 and 700 3D accelerators, including the latest Radeon HD 4xxx lineups.

Among the published code:
1) a demo program that performs preprocessing of commands;
2) updated driver RadeonHD;
3) updated Direct Rendering Manager.

At the same time, support for two-dimensional EXA acceleration was made for the latest ATI processors, as well as basic support for X-Video.

AMD will publish all the necessary documentation in the coming weeks.

via Slashdot