Quote Originally Posted by monraaf View Post
Stealing work, wtf are you talking about? They are writing their *own* driver for hardware NVidia has refused to release docs. There's no theft in that. If you think otherwise, perhaps you should contact NVidia and tell them about the 'theft' that's going on.
Stealing may have been too strong of a word...But the License For Customer Use of NVIDIA Software 2.1.3 Limitations clearly states "No Reverse Engineering. Customer may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE, nor attempt in any other manner to obtain the source code."

Taking something "without" permission is stealing... Plain and Simple. most of Nouveau's work hinges directly on peeking in on the work Nvidia has already done.

All I'm saying is that if you want "opensource support" buy/support ATI's and Intel's hardware, Nvidia is NOT FOR YOU