Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 09:49 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Yesterday, we reported on the statement several kernel developers had signed that urged hardware manufacturers to open up their Linux modules and drivers. "We, the undersigned Linux kernel developers, consider any closed-source Linux kernel module or driver to be harmful and undesirable," the statement read. Nvidia, which delivers probably the most prominent closed-source Linux driver, has reiterated its position concerning this matter.
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I just want it to WORK....
by HangLoose on Wed 25th Jun 2008 13:04 UTC
HangLoose
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2007-09-03

Not everything in the world needs to be open/close source. Some thing might work better in one approach than other... And its the company decision to make whatever messy or great thing they want with their products.

And if someone feels SOOO affected by nvidia's decision of not opening the source. Please, choose something else, its not the end of the world... Just move on and stop crying, geez. It's like this with every product that you buy... One is even deciding to use Linux instead of something else.

I have both ATI and NVidia cards, laptop/desktop respectively, and for me they work well and thats the thing that I want. Both have been working very good with every distro that I have tried recently (ubuntu/opensuse/fedora/) and even opensolaris...

Being a purist in every little tiny detail is just going to make your stress level grow...

Edited 2008-06-25 13:08 UTC

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