ATI slammed for Linux driver support

ATI has always been fairly poor with their linux drivers, especially 3D support due to binary constraints and proprietary driver information. Nvidia on the other hand has been very quick in releasing drivers for Linux for new product releases. ATI has recently been slammed in Driver Heaven, after a product that’s been out for five months doesn’t have any linux support whatsoever.
ATI would do well to just release certain hooks in an API to open-source developers and allow development to be done by the community. This would relieve them of driver support, and also open a new line of communication with the open-source community. Just a thought, although I doubt it will happen.
TheInquirer < DriverHeaven