VIA has announced its intention to release the driver source code for specific VIA hardware. This should afford developers with the flexibility to autonomously incorporate support for latest applications based on VIA hardware. Linux fans will be pleased to hear about such news as the availability of the source for the S3 Graphics UniChrome family display driver for version 2.6.x kernels.

"With this approach to driver support we are broadening our contribution to the open source community, bringing a valuable software element to our total silicon platforms. By making these source codes freely available, VIA is expanding our software focus and enabling tailor-made solutions for the latest Linux distributions." - Steve Charng, Head of Software Development.