He IS missing the point
Posted Feb 19, 2008 8:22 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Reverse engineering: more than NVIDIA deserves?
Parent article: Reverse engineering: more than NVIDIA deserves?
I have nothing against nVidia and binary drivers per se: you want/need to use them - to do. No problem. But to spend a lot of resources to produce open-source drivers for nVidia looks like useless waste of time: by the time free drivers will reach maturity (year from past experience) nVidia hardware will be obsoleted anyway. And for the next 2-3 years closed-source proprietary drivers are Ok. So the only way to keep Nouveau relevant is to waste efforts forever and keep adding support for newer and newer models. And this looks like stupid thing to do. But of course there are no rush: if/when AMD's drivers will reach maturity Nouveau support will dry up. I think it'll happen automatically if free AMD drivers will be any good...
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