And thus are trying to force "open-ness".
Originally Posted by pingufunkybeat
By preventing a fully-featured open source driver. The result is that (without nouveau), you cannot run Nvidia on a fully open system.
No, it's not. NVidia never claimed that their products were open. In fact, they even claimed that they don't even intent to open them. You have prior knowledge before you buy.
That's the definition of pushing closed source down the throats of every nvidia owner.
If someone doesn't want to disclose their specs, you must be a able to respect their decision. Choice is already there: don't buy NVidia if open specs are important to you. It's as simple as that.
Just release the documentation, give people a CHOICE.
Actually, it's a troll answer, not a sane answer :-/
And the only sane answer to this is: Fuck you Nvidia! :)
It's also about forcing companies to change their business model just because their current one doesn't happen to suit you.
This whole discussion is about licensing of exported symbols, isn't it?