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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Nvidia and ATI should protect their IPs. If you want an open-source implementation of a 3d video card then: Make a video card, write the needed software and be happy. Of course having to deal with all sorts of patents and legal mojo could hinder the road to freedom.

I use proprietary drivers and I like it. ;)

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