[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: nVidia users help needed

On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 12:17:59PM -0700, der.hans wrote:
> Am 30. Jul, 2001 schw?zte Geoffrey Romer so:
> > IP constraints. Convincing Nvidia that their value is in their hardware,
> > not their APIs, and thereby convincing them to open-source the drivers
> > they already have, seems like the most viable option to me.
> Actually, the way I hear it nVidia believes that. The problem, as I saw it
> explained, is that nVidia needs the OpenGL compliant certification for their
> m$ drivers and SGI won't let them have that with something that's open
> source. So, SGI is the company we have to convince.

Yet I do seem to remember that parts of their drivers are licensed from
one or more third-parties that won't allow them to open-source their

	Casper Gielen
casper@huiscomputer.homeip.net, capslock2000@subdimension.com
People just generally like to disagree. 
	Bill Joy

Reply to: