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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Kochise
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I bet that none of the people who voted me down has ever taken part in the OpenGraphic and/or Nouveau projects, isn't it ? It's easy to vote me down, yet pretty harsh to hold on face to the reality : nVidia's propriety remains intact, everybody's complaining they do not throw their $$$ work out of the 'windows' :/ Would any of you feed me for free ? Set me a place to live and sleep for free ? I bet none of you, so why asking nVidia to do ? They are paying hard their coders to do the work, you are just asking the source code for tweaking purposes, the most part of the stuff being done by nVidia, it's not fair to ask access to everything. Improve 'Nouveau' if you want a complete OSS driver... Just to make you notice, I'm also a Linux user, Ubuntu 8.04, the integratd nv_new 169.21 driver works pretty well out of the box, no needs to tweak things !

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