Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:16 UTC, submitted by Michael
AMD AMD started delivering on their word of providing GPU specifications to the open-source community without a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and now with the 2007 X Developer Summit having come to a close, we asked several key members of the X.Org community on how they judge AMD's recent move. They were also asked if they believe NVIDIA will follow suit in helping the open-source community. Those that responded were David Airlie, Daniel Stone, Jerome Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, and Oliver McFadden. Mark Shuttleworth had also previously commented on AMD's efforts.
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RE: Re: Nvidia
by renox on Sun 16th Sep 2007 13:33 UTC in reply to "Re: Nvidia"
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>I'm sticking with Nvidia who not only makes great cards but has supported Linux for a long time.

No, NVidia has never fully supported Linux, but only *half-supported* Linux: as non-GPL drivers cannot be distributed with Linux, you have to install it in a second step and not that long ago I couldn't install a PC with a NVidia cards because the display was garbled so I couldn't reach this second step.
So the out-of-the-box experiment with NVidia can be awful.

Truly supporting Linux is, as Linux is GPL, complying with the GPL and providing a Free software driver.

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