NVIDIA Starts Publishing GPU Hardware Documentation To Help Open-Source Drivers

    Date07 Aug 2019
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    Have you heard that NVIDIA is releasing more GPU hardware documentation to assist in the development of the freely-available open-source NVIDIA Linux driver? Learn more in this awesome Phoronix article:

    Today is a wild one for open-source/Linux users. Let's begin with the unexpected news: NVIDIA is releasing more GPU hardware documentation at long last! Yes, freely-available hardware interface documentation to assist in the development of the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver (Nouveau). 

    Here's the direct official quote I was emailed from NVIDIA in alerting me to this new effort they are ready to announce: 

    "NVIDIA has released public, freely available (MIT licensed) documentation of portions of its GPU hardware interface. This is a work in progress; not all interfaces have been published."

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