mariusafa ,

o7 the real chad. I hope others maintain his legacy inside AMD.

flashgnash ,

It seems to be pretty core to their strategy right now to be more user friendly than Nvidia

fuego ,

AMD's core GPU strategy is to be slightly less worse than Nvidia.

Secret300 ,

Isn't not hard to do

dino ,

More upvotes needed.

onlinepersona ,


Murdoc ,

Somehow I missed the word "Advocate" in the title and had a brief panic there.

jollyrogue ,

He’ll have more time to spend on the Phoronix forums now. 🙂

pastermil ,

He'll either fuck right off, or fit right in.

fossphi ,

Is there some lore here?

jollyrogue ,

Not really. He posts under his own name, so I recognized it from the forums.

OsrsNeedsF2P ,

He's at 13,115 posts on the Phoronix Forums as of writing. He's the third most prolific commenter in the forums.

No kidding

autotldr Bot ,

This is the best summary I could come up with:

After working at ATI/AMD for more than a quarter century and being the open-source graphics driver manager during the early days, John Bridgman has retired.

The open-source AMD graphics driver journey has been a heck of a ride over the past decade and a half and remains going strong.

In more recent years it's been even better with seeing pre-launch open-source graphics driver support in the upstream kernel and Mesa and it's been continuing that way since with Linux all the more important these days.

John Bridgman back at FOSDEM 2008 presenting on AMD's early open-source graphics driver plans.

In 2011~2012 he moved on from his formal open-source GPU driver manager role to begin tackling AMD HSA Linux support that he went on to do for several years.

Congratulations to Bridgman on the well-deserved retirement and thanks to his efforts of helping advocate for open-source Linux driver support over the years.

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