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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I'm not arguing with any of this, I was simply responding to your "please don't open source drivers, ATIs are garbage".

ATI open source drivers are garbage (sic) not because they're open source, but because at the time the majority of code was written there was no documentation available so they had to reverse engineer the proprietary driver.

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