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Linux, Open-Source Affected In AMD Cutbacks?

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By now many of you have likely heard that AMD is laying off around 10% of its workforce by next year in a restructuring attempt to lower its operating costs, but will their open-source and Linux efforts be hampered by this move?

Initial indications are that AMD's Linux and open-source efforts will not be severely hit as AMD lets go of around 1400 employees worldwide.

AMD's John Bridgman has commented in our forums that they're still there. In particular, him and Alex Deucher along with their new open-source employees: Michel Dänzer, Tom Stellard, and Christian König. Even laying off one of these five open-source Linux graphics developers would be a significant (20%) hit.

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