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
People just generally like to disagree.