July 18, 2005

VIA's Open Source initiative, just a fake?

Anonymous Reader writes "Epiacenter is asking the question "VIA's Open Source initiative, just a fake?" regarding the latest release of source code from VIA.
Apparently the code in their most recent release has reverted the license files back to the original S3/Proprietary license.

In context this follows on from VIA'sblaze of publicity not so long ago about their Open source initiative, there appears to have been no attempts by VIA since that announcement to actually work with any open source team..

It does indeed look like this is just a bit of cynical marketing as was suggested at the time by those in the know. Even if this current change is just an innocent accident, it does highlight the point that VIA doesn't really have a committed open source policy."

Link: epiacenter.com


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