X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 15, 2006 15:36 UTC (Tue) by wilck
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...on the whims of a closed-source vendor
What a weird interpretation. Did NVidia command the Fedora board not to upgrade? You seem to think that NVidia is somehow acting against the community, or trying to force everyone to comply with their will. In fact they are trying to support Linux - in their own way, which is admittedly suboptimal.
I don't like the hostility in your statement (and others on this page). There are quite a few companies freedom-loving people can justifiably detest. But I don't think ATI and NVidia are among them.
The availability of a closed source driver harms free software development by attenuating the need for free ones - conceded. But that doesn't mean that NVidia (or ATI, for that matter) are enemies of Linux or Open Source. No more than any other company (say Google, say Sun, ...) which doesn't open up all their source code.
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