Write to NVIDIA
Posted Oct 17, 2006 5:59 UTC (Tue) by bignose
In reply to: Write to NVIDIA
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
> A great many drivers, graphics/X drivers and otherwise, are either filled
> with black voodoo that nobody but the author understands (and who is under
> NDA) or functions as little more than a loading mechanism to push a binary
> blob of firmware to the hardware.
Then those drivers are also non-free.
Yes, many such drivers are mistakenly distributed under the GPL or other free software licenses. While a free software license is necessary to make the software free, it's not sufficient. Software for which the source code is not freely distributable is non-free.
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