Most kernel devs are paid by AMD and Intel. Of course they reject NVidia's request. Nothing personal; just business, stopping NVidia from providing something competitive to AMD and Intel. I can't say I can blame them though. It's NVidia's own fault. If they had rooted the kernel dev team with more of their own developers, they would have been in a position to change policies.
What sickens me is that a piece of open source software is now abused for greedy corporate politics. That's ugly.
no kernel dev prevents Nvidia from playing nice. It is Nvidia who acts like a Disney villain and then mouth pieces like Michael blame the ones who were wronged - the kernel devs who wrote the code.