It's not fair to insinuate that Nvidia users or Linux users who (eventually) opt for Nvidia cards don't support open source!
Newsflash: video cards and their manufacturers are PRODUCED with Mikeysoft Windows in mind. BOTH AMD AND NVIDIA have their cards made and produced in great numbers for the Windows marketplace. Drivers for video cards are available for both Windows and Linux but it's the Windows drivers that get priority whether we/you like it or not. That is an unfortunate reality. So, with Nvidia cards, they might use Windows drivers and reverse engineer the binary blob for Linux use but in doing that, the strange reality is less issues than ATI. At least, so far. If you want a truly open source option, you need either A) convince AMD or Nvidia to really invest in open source more than they do which is unlikely to happen any time soon or B) an equally unlikely scenario of having 'Linux ppl' able to produce video hardware. I doubt that will be happening any time soon either.
If Nvidia is evil for only providing a binary blob, AMD/ATI is guilty for not having enough resources for Linux support.
Intel is different in the matter for their hardware is inferior in 3D at the moment physically. Good that I have used AMD instead of ie-530 as Intel seems too to favour windows driver team.
I stay with AMD and support them, sorry no chance.
bump, so people can vote.