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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lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

You realize that most drivers for Xorg are MIT licenced right? I think an MIT licenced driver would definitely fit into Haiku.

People are asking the wrong thing of Nvidia, their source is their own.. AMD isn't releasing their drivers source, what everyone should have been asking is for the release of DOCUMENTATION. (But no, Linux developers are lame code seeking monkeys..)


Oh no, far from it.

For example ... AMD/ATI didn't release open source code ... instead they released hardware documentation.
http://developer.amd.com/documentation/Pages/default.aspx

There is an AMD/ATI driver fro Linux called fglrx, but that is closed source. There are now not one but at least two open-source drivers for AMD/ATI graphics cards ...
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_evolution&nu...

Intel release source code of an open source for their cards, but recently Intel have released documentation as well.

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/documentation.html

Edited 2008-06-25 13:44 UTC

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BSDfan Member since:
2007-03-14

Did you even read what I said? I'm aware of the documentation released by AMD/Intel.

If you learnt to read, I said that's exactly what people should be asking NVidia for.

DOCUMENTATION. NOT CODE!

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