i'm not convinced that nvidia is a bad company. they do support open source it seems.
but why would they open source their driver? i wouldn't if i were them. and i'm all for running completely open source everything.
if a majority of people used linux, it might be an option.
imagine if nvidia announced they went open source. 90+% of their users wouldn't care in ANY WAY.(windows users)
and in the process, they would give all their trade secrets to everyon.
VERY BAD MOVE
on another note, it seems that almost all hardware/software companies want an open source platform.
EA Games has said that they'd rather develop for an open source console.
i bet many companies would