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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by Rayiner Hashem on Thu 14th Apr 2005 01:59 UTC

If this was the sole reason, they wouldn't bother to fix up their driver after every compatibility breaking change in the Linux kernel...

Once the driver is ported, the effort to fix those little issues isn't nearly worth the hassle of the e-mails bugging about "why isn't the driver compatible with kernel 2.6.y". And don't forget that it was quite awhile before kernel 2.6 was supported, though most people didn't notice so much because there were 3rd party patches to fix the issues.