Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Dec 2006 03:00 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Linux "It's always an interesting day when you get to write a kernel patch, at the urging of Andrew Morton, that notifies the world that non-GPL Linux kernel modules will not work after January 2008 and write some poetry all in the same message." More here. Hopefully, many closed-source drivers will be opened during the next year if this patch goes through. Update: Linus responds.
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RE[3]: Its a brave new world
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 14th Dec 2006 08:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Its a brave new world"
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"are you saying nvidia/ati are magically having ALL people that knows anything about creating fast graphics drivers? are you really so deluted?"

In fact... they do. It's THEIR hardware, after all, so THEY have the people who know it's design and how to code a driver for it in order to get the most of it.
Todays graphic chips are extremely complicated pieces of hardware so it's a little bit different than making a driver for some network card or something like that i guess...

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