Wow, kudos again to the nouveau devs!
I've gotta say, the first time I heard about nouveau many many years ago when it was still in its infancy I thought "cool project, but the devs will probably get tired fast and it will be yet another possibly cool thing that never was". How glad I am to be proven wrong again and again, you rock!
Can not you just get permission from Nvidia for redistribution of firmware?
I mean, its useless for anyone BUT for Nvidia GPU owners.
It still will not be FOSS, but nobody would have to digg into proprietary driver in order to get it working.
Congrats to the noveau-team. Indeed when buying hardware, one should be able to program it, and not be locked into OS choice. Incredible lame of NVIDIA not to release specs. Peace Be With You.