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[6]: Nice
by hal2k1 on Thu 28th Dec 2006 09:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Nice"
hal2k1
Member since:
2005-11-11

//The GPL in incompatible with MIT and BSD licenses if it is used with source of those licenses in the sense that it would effectively change the license of that source code.//

MIT & BSD licenses are promiscuous licenses and they allow this.

Specifically, those licenses allow anyone to take the BSD or MIT code and incorporate it into another program under a different license.

They even allow their code to be incorporated into a proprietary plrogram.

That is why most open source projects are licensed under the GPL, and not BSD or MIT license. Under the GPL, no-one is allowed to "steal" the code into a closed-source product.

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RE[7]: Nice
by sean on Tue 2nd Jan 2007 17:05 in reply to "RE[6]: Nice"
sean Member since:
2005-06-29

/* That is why most open source projects are licensed under the GPL, and not BSD or MIT license. Under the GPL, no-one is allowed to "steal" the code into a closed-source product. */

That is why so many people use a BSD license; they want to share with everyone without strings attached.

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