Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Dec 2006 19:58 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with Nvidia Corp and is an X.Org project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far. We would like to make it very clear, however, that the Nouveau driver is no where near completed and still has a great deal of work ahead for the 3D component. This article today will also hopefully shed some light on the advancements of this project so far."
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RE[4]: Nice
by kaiwai on Tue 26th Dec 2006 17:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Which then require a massive clean-room re-implementation, as what happen with OpenBSD - resources tied up duplicating functionality all because one group wants to be a nigel no mate and refuse to share their code.

GPL seems to split the community in half, with a solid wall around one group who refuses to play nice because of ideological issues rather than anything to do with pragmatic intellectual property protection.

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RE[5]: Nice
by cyclops on Tue 26th Dec 2006 18:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Nice"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"ideological issues rather than anything to do with pragmatic intellectual property"

Its the wrong place to pull the pragmatic(sic) card.It sounds like an attack on GPL licensing in favor of BSD, rather than trying to understand what the benefits the licence brings to the project.

I would love to see you argue anything *pragmatic* in this instance, because I would love you to point out the benefit to the project from a *pragmatic* point of view.

You seriously need to look at why someone might choose BSD over GPL, and there are benefits, and then look at how the project is affected when NVIDIA is not playing ball.

Again I'd love to see your statements justified.

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