You know, before complaining about NVIDIA's lack of cooperation, we should look at the
respective track records of NVIDIA's closed-source driver team and of the free software
community. And if you take an honest, hard look, you will see that NVIDIA's closed-source
Linux drivers beat *all* existing free drivers, for any piece of graphics hardware, in terms
of how much performance they can extract from the hardware, their reliability, the speed with
which support is added for new hardware, and the rate at which new features are implemented.
I hope that one day, we the community will finally start making drivers that actually work on
all hardware that we claim them to work on, that really do properly support all features that
we claim to support, and that don't cause our machines to lock up for no good reason. But
until that day comes, instead of complaining about NVIDIA, we should be thanking them for
releasing an excellent (yet unfortunately closed-source) driver.