Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 09:49 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Yesterday, we reported on the statement several kernel developers had signed that urged hardware manufacturers to open up their Linux modules and drivers. "We, the undersigned Linux kernel developers, consider any closed-source Linux kernel module or driver to be harmful and undesirable," the statement read. Nvidia, which delivers probably the most prominent closed-source Linux driver, has reiterated its position concerning this matter.
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So what happens when nV goes tits-up?
by Matzon on Wed 25th Jun 2008 10:39 UTC
Matzon
Member since:
2005-07-06

NVIDIA doesn't expect Linux kernel developers to debug issues in NVIDIA's kernel module

Right, but who is going to support the drivers when you don't care about the product any more or you're out of business?

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Michael Member since:
2005-07-01

I don't think they care what happens when they're out of business...

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Do some people stil improves 3Dfx drivers or Kyro drivers ? I bet no, because these hardware are now out of date for quite a long time. *IF* nVidia cames bankrupt (I doubt, Intel will buy them when they'll be cheaper) then other video cards will replace their aging harware, and the supposed driver support will become a non-issue...

Kochise

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