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[7]: Nice
by sean on Wed 27th Dec 2006 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Nice"
sean
Member since:
2005-06-29

I was trying to point out that to mingle source between GPL and any other open source license is not allowed unless the other open source license allows its source to be wrapped by the GPL. To keep a project under a non-GPL license requires the project to not use GPL source. This makes the GPL incompatible in this scenario.

If you desire to create a GPL project out of non-GPL source, a BSD (2-clause) or MIT license would be considered compatible from the standpoint of the GPL.

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RE[8]: Nice
by hal2k1 on Thu 28th Dec 2006 09:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Nice"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//If you desire to create a GPL project out of non-GPL source, a BSD (2-clause) or MIT license would be considered compatible from the standpoint of the GPL.//

Where did you get this idea from?

I don't believe it is correct.

AFAIK Linux itself (the kernel) contains BSD code.

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RE[9]: Nice
by sean on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 17:02 in reply to "RE[8]: Nice"
sean Member since:
2005-06-29

It is correct. Check the FSF website for compatible licenses. The BSD 2-clause and MIT licenses may be used within a GPL project.

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