Non-free drivers (Re: Invitation to ubuntu developers)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Nov 30 03:18:23 GMT 2006

On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 09:50:13PM -0500, Tim Schmidt wrote:
> On 11/29/06, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> > I don't know which upstream you mean; Ubuntu has many upstreams and they
> > have differing opinions about this subject, as do its users.
> The vast majority of kernel folks have made their opinions clear, the
> folks have a bugzilla category for proprietary drivers, but they
> go essentially ignored, and the preponderance of mesa folks appear to
> like Nvidia and their 'incidentally' different GL libraries even less
> than the kernel devs...  If that's possible.
> Does that cover upstream?

No, not quite.  NVIDIA themselves are also one of our upstreams, to take one
obvious example.

 - mdz

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