From: Baldwin_James at domain emc.com
Date: Fri 05 Oct 2001 - 12:30:04 IST
you must also consider the intellectual property aspect of such a software
as a driver which can include (and I am sure it does in nVidia's case) some
patented features and techniques (code!)which nVidia would like to keep
under their belts....
Anyways, if they did release source , I am sure that you would see
everywhere "here is my new improved nVidia Linux Driver which is much
better than nVidia's because I am a 19-year old student with some C/A$$
experience & I know more about video drivers than all nVidia put together,
so there :P" ...you download it and Crisp n'Dry yer hard earned lovely
Like a VW Golf, some things are just left untouched....
From: John P. Looney [mailto:john at domain antefacto.com]
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 12:14 PM
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Nvidia drivers lockups
On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 11:35:59AM +0100, Dave Neary mentioned:
> There's an Nvidia response to this which goes along the lines of "This
> is not what you think it is, and could break stuff. Stop fucking with a
> binary when you don't know what you're doing, please. And if you do,
> don't say we didn't tell you so when things die horribly."
And of course there is a response to nVidia, which goes along the lines
of "we don't know what we are doing because you don't release the source,
so I'm doing the best I can".
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