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Re: nVidia-PPC-Linux drivers

El Sábado, 3 de Mayo de 2003 12:00, Sven Luther escribió:
> On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 12:36:16PM +0200, Ole-Egil Hvitmyren wrote:
> > Sven Luther wrote:
> > >On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 01:58:18PM -0500, Orion Buckminster Montoya 
> > >>If we're going to get other GNU/Linux user lists involved, we should
> > >>be banding together to exert more pressure on nVidia to release specs
> > >>to Free Software developers.  A binary-only solution is a worse
> > >>solution than what we have now.
> > >
> > >No, this will never happen, do you really think that if we were not able
> > >to get docs for the DRI and such up to now, they will sudenly release
> > >them for a small bunch of people who should be running macos X even.
> > >Also, it is not enough to have the docs, you also need the competent
> > >people to write the drivers with it.
> >
> > Run macos x? How do I do that on my PPC computers? ;-)
> >
> > (two RS/6k 43p systems, and one AmigaOne G3-SE. no Apple systems)
> >
> > >Finally, if more and more arches do need support, maybe they will find
> > >it after a time that building on all those arches is more of a bother
> > >than a benefit, maybe they will give the specs for a free implementation
> > >or something.
> >
> > I agree, though. Just thought the whole "small bunch of people who
> > should be running macos x" seemed a little misplaced :-)
> Well, it was voluntary provocative, and i think it most assuredly how
> nvidia will think. And anyway, i guess you can count the people running
> non mac hardware with nvidia graphic cards on the fingers of a hand, so
> this is even less incentive for them.
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther

Here is the petition to put the nforce2 modules  under de GNU/GPL :


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