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Re: If ATI and nVidia don't support their own products, who does?

On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 04:22:48PM -0400, Brendan wrote:
> On Saturday 02 October 2004 08:29, Wim De Smet wrote:
> > linux support sooner). Now GPL-ing their drivers isn't going to
> > happen. Drivers need to know certain things about the hardware that
> > these companies just aren't willing to share with their competitor.
> > Tough luck, start your own graphics card company.
> That's not why NVIDIA cannot open their driver. It's been said by them time 
> and time again that the drive contains 3rd party code that they have a 
> limited license for, and as such, cannot expose that code to non-licensees.

Then they should (a) open-source the rest of it, and (b) provide
details in the copyright statement of who the 3rd parties are, so they
can take their share of the stick for not being open-source.


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