Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 13th Apr 2005 05:33 UTC, submitted by Pascal Riendeau
3D News, GL, DirectX VIA releases Linux Driver source packages: On top of the UniChrome drivers, VIA also offers display driver sources for the VIA ProSavage and ProSavage DDR integrated graphics controllers as well as the integrated Network driver source supporting six VIA Chipset South Bridges.
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RE: Wrawrat (IP: ---.aei.ca)
by BR on Wed 13th Apr 2005 16:25 UTC

"Why? I am already grateful that they bother to support a tiny market mostly buying low-end cards. NVidia won't open-source their driver because of licence restrictions (since they have licenced technology/code/trade secrets)."

You do realize that basically we only have their word that that's the reason. Considering how the whole nForce, ethernet issue went. I'd say it's pure mindset. Of course last time this was brought up, someone pointed out IP litigation as a possible reason, in a sue happy environment. I have my doubts on that as well. As you said the interface spec could be released, and also if true, why are other companies releasing theirs (Intel, etc). Aren't they worried about being sued too?