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AMD dismisses numerous open source developers

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As part of a process to reduce its staff by 15 per cent, AMD has closed the Dresden, Germany-based Operating System Research Center (OSRC) and dismissed the centre's employees.

First indications of this move already surfaced last week, when several OSRC developers had announced on the Linux kernel developers' mailing list that they will no longer be available on their AMD email addresses. At the LinuxCon Europe conference, which is currently taking place in Barcelona, The H's associates at heise open learned that the Operating System Research Center has now been shut down completely.

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