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Re: Honesty in Debian (was Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract

On Tuesday 14 February 2006 00:49, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 11:43:27PM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 03:54:23PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > No, like chosing ati over nvidia for graphic cards, or silicon image
> > > over others for SATA cards.
> >
> > Wait a minute, did I miss a memo?  ATI isn't the devil anymore?
> There is 3D support for their newer cards in Xorg 6.9, and they have always
> been more friendly to free software than nvidia was. They where on the edge
> i believe and don't provide specs for newer cards, but they are not
> militantly against free software like nvidia is. Hey nvidia is even not
> giving specs to people wanting to write closed-source drivers, and won't
> even talk with you if you have not a 100K chip per month volume.

nVidia signed a deal with the devil (silicon Graphics) to not-develop their 
own hardware.

Paul Johnson
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