Confidence In An Open NVIDIA Strategy?
Phoronix: Confidence In An Open NVIDIA Strategy?
Back during CES 2008 we reported that NVIDIA may be plotting an open-source strategy (according to a NVIDIA partner) as the ATI/AMD camp has been on a spree with releasing NDA-free specifications to the OSS community and supporting two open source drivers (Radeon and RadeonHD). Since then, Intel has also joined this open bandwagon by releasing the G965/G35 programming documentation in full (2D, 3D, video, everything) even though they have already have a reliable open-source driver.While NVIDIA has yet to publicize their intentions nor have we been able to get anyone at NVIDIA to confirm any of this information, something does definitely appear to be going on within their Santa Clara offices in regards to an improved Linux state...
NVIDIA is wasting Nouveau devs' time by waiting so long to announce
By waiting so long to announce their open source intentions, NVIDIA is wasting Nouveau developers' time and resources because pretty much all their work will have gone to waste (think AVIVO driver).