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[3]: Linux gamers.
by _txf_ on Wed 25th Jun 2008 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux gamers."
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2008-03-17


Since when did responsibility to shareholders and being fiscally responsible equate to crappy excuses? nVidia's IP is worth millions to them.


I'm saying ip as a reason not to provide documentation not is not valid because ati does it. Unless seemingly all of nvidia's gpu ip is not owned by nvidia and ati owns all of theirs.

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RE[4]: Linux gamers.
by binarycrusader on Wed 25th Jun 2008 16:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux gamers."
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

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Since when did responsibility to shareholders and being fiscally responsible equate to crappy excuses? nVidia's IP is worth millions to them.


I'm saying ip as a reason not to provide documentation not is not valid because ati does it. Unless seemingly all of nvidia's gpu ip is not owned by nvidia and ati owns all of theirs.
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Just because ATi does it does not mean it is a good financial decision for nVidia.

Rememeber that ATi is essentially at the bottom of the pile. nVidia and Intel own most of the market.

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