Quote Originally Posted by elanthis View Post
what are the odds of having any of the 'closed" driver develprs also contirubing to the Open drivers too, even in mionr bug-fixing fashion? Not beign and insider I don't know how big a role "clean-room" concerns come into play with patents are licensed technology...
That's a great point. Would it be possible to re-structure the Closed Source code in a way that a lot of the stuff is shared with the OS version? And then hooks for either binary bits for patented stuff or OS counterparts.

If this was implemented that way, then the clean room concerns would be limited to those bits, and it would all be easier for everyone. Of course there may be reasons why that is not feasible ...