There is a very notable perk to all this, if ATI acknowledges the Linux market has gone to %4, and they adjust resources accordingly, then they will have increased their Linux development resources by %300
Anyone remember the joke about the Yugo, ie how do you double its value? You fill it up with gas. I think the same type of anecdote applies to the ATI Linux team. "We have massively increased our resources to our Linux team, we hired 2 more guys...."