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.
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.