Write to NVIDIA
Posted Oct 17, 2006 6:04 UTC (Tue) by AJWM
In reply to: Write to NVIDIA
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
> As told by NVIDIA, releasing hardware specs is a legal minefield.
I wonder how much (if, of course, any) of that relates to possible agreements with Microsoft over informtion needed to tune the cards for DirectX.
I could see where Microsoft is happy to lend technical help on developing DirectX compatible hardware and drivers .. so long as none of that information is given to developers of drivers for other platforms. Not that those developers would care about DirectX, but it's simpler to just say "no" to releasing any specs than to carefully filter through the stuff and only release what you're not under an NDA to Microsoft for.
(Sure, NDAs to upstream hardware vendors may be important too, but there's only one 900 pound gorilla at the party.)
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