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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by Kishe on Wed 25th Jun 2008 15:57 UTC
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Nvidia is still the only option for those running cedega or Wine.

I personally dont care if the software I use is OSS or not...What I care about is if it works and if it suits my needs.

Nvidia still holds the most market share so i'm sure Major linux distros wont be too eager to alienate that many potential customers just for silly agenda pushed by handful of over idealistic kernel devs.

Take away the drivers and Nvidia users will just go back to windows and linux will meet many percentages drop in users.

Edited 2008-06-25 15:58 UTC

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