Re: If ATI and nVidia don't support their own products, who does?
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Wim De Smet <email@example.com> writes:
> You're looking at it wrong. Nobody really wants them to open source
> their driver. Okay maybe because it's easier. But people really want
> to be able to write their own driver.
And they can still do that, nobody's stopping them. All we (at least
RMS and Iare in the same boat, and likely thousands of others) ask is
that we get those drivers under a license that meets the DFSG and
doesn't make us run through tons of extra hoops and user-hostile
> But they won't or can't release the necessary info because the
> software has to tie so thigtly in with the hardware. And to be
> honest, even if they would be able to open source their own drivers,
> I doubt they would.
Actually, it sounds like they could open source most of the drivers
and disclose who the third parties who are preventing them from going
totally open so the community can put pressure on the wound proper.
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