Invitation to ubuntu developers

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at
Sun Nov 26 14:59:01 GMT 2006

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From: Tim Schmidt <timschmidt at>
Date: Nov 26, 2006 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: Invitation to ubuntu developers
To: Travis Watkins <alleykat at>

On 11/26/06, Travis Watkins <alleykat at> wrote:
> On 11/26/06, Tim Schmidt <timschmidt at> wrote:
> > Exactly.  Which we _cannot_ do with the binary nvidia drivers.  No
> > fixes possible.  Which is why respectful people don't shove it down
> > the throats of others.
> I'd like to see you fix something in the nv driver. Seriously. The
> only person who works on it is an nvidia employee anyway. So we either
> depend on nvidia for an inferior yet sortof open source driver or we
> depend on nvidia for an actively maintained fully functional closed
> source driver.


There's also

And apparently Plan 9 has Nvidia support with modest 2D acceleration
in about 600 lines of code.


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