Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Dec 2006 19:58 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with Nvidia Corp and is an X.Org project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far. We would like to make it very clear, however, that the Nouveau driver is no where near completed and still has a great deal of work ahead for the 3D component. This article today will also hopefully shed some light on the advancements of this project so far."
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RE[4]: Nice
by sean on Tue 26th Dec 2006 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
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Intel has previously released some source under a BSD license. This allows it to be used much more easily within all operating systems. Why make a GPL driver in the first place if all you (hardware company) want is for everybody to use it? The same can be said about proprietary drivers. In this regard, I see both to have similar restrictions.

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