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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RE: don't open source nvidia...
by elanthis on Wed 25th Jun 2008 15:02 UTC in reply to "don't open source nvidia..."
elanthis
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2007-02-17

Congratulations on being a dumbass. The ATI open source drivers have been reversed engined until (very!) recently, and of course they'd be crappy in that case. The Intel drivers -- which are Open Source, but supported and developed by Intel engineers -- are damn nice, and the new ATI drivers are coming along at a quick pace (even a proprietary driver can't be developed any faster - most proprietary drivers are started on years before the hardware they're designed for hits the market). NVIDIA "just works" because it's been around a long time and NVIDIA has access to the full specs for the cards, not because it's closed source.

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