Re: Let's stop feeding the NVidia cuckoo
On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 04:11:05PM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 03:25:48PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > Obfuscated C code is obviously not source, by any sensible definition--
> > any "definition" of the word "source code" that results in obfuscated
> > C code being called "source" is wrong. Since the GPL's definition
> > of "source" is reasonable (in fact, it's one of the only robust
> > definitions of the word that I'm aware of), it handles this.
> > Obfuscated code does not satisfy DFSG#2. I hope nobody seriously
> > disagrees with this.
> I invite you all to read the source of rivafb and nv. The source is
> perfectly legible; it's just hard to deduce what the magic numbers
> mean. Similar to how reading the radeon driver would be for someone
> who isn't familiar with graphics drivers.
> If this doesn't satisfy DFSG #2, please file a serious bug against
> xfree86 for policy violation; the nv driver is obviously totally
> non-free. I'll then leave it to you to explain to something like 40%
> of new computer owners why their machines don't work with Debian.
Are you sure you read the whole thread before replying? I've already
clearly indicated that I agree that the code does not appear to be