Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:49 UTC
Linux Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system. Drivers let software communicate with hardware such as network adapters, hard drives and video cards.
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by hornett on Tue 18th Apr 2006 18:48 UTC
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2005-09-19

I don't think open source drivers will ever appear from ATI and NVidia due to the patent issues etc.

What would be much better IMHO would be decent technical documentation for the cards, so that the talented Xorg(/kernel?) devs could write decent open source drivers, instead of having to reverse engineer them.

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