sh at linux2go.dk
Sat Nov 25 23:55:01 GMT 2006
On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 12:22:18AM +0100, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> > [...] ATI and Nvidia have *chosen* to keep their drivers non-free; a
> > practice that should not in any way be encouraged. [...]
> Maybe they didn't but they simply don't own all the intellectual
> property in their drivers. That's the "excuse" I heard a few times.
> That situation also makes it hard to free their drivers.
Yes, I've heard that, too. I have a conspiracy theory that says that
they're keeping them closed because they're violating each other's
patents and opening the drivers would bring that out in the open. :-)
Your guess is as good as mine.
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