Roblimo from the every-little-open-source-bit-helps dept.
An anonymous reader writes "AMD has open sourced X-Video Bitstream Acceleration, their API by which they expose the Universal Video Decoder 2 GPU under Linux."
They may be a little late with this move, and not everything you could wish is now open source, but it's better than nothing.
It appears that PL/I (and its dialects) is, or will be, the most widely
used higher level language for systems programming.
-- J. Sammet