Reverse engineering: more than NVIDIA deserves?
Posted Feb 19, 2008 19:40 UTC (Tue) by vmole
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You did suggest that I change my priniciples. You said I shouldn't say bad things about NVidia because they won't provide the information needed to support their hardware properly. (And actually, I don't say bad things about them; I simply don't buy *any* of their products, and, if asked, recommend that others avoid them as well.)
And sorry, this is harsh, but if you don't care enough about free software to avoid products that only have proprietary drivers, then you're not part of my community. Yes, that means you can't play Duke Nukem Forever. Such is life.
Now, don't get me wrong. If people want to spend their time working on Nouveau, I won't recommend that they be stopped, somehow. But I think it's perfectly reasonable to ask why they are supporting the one common 3D HW companies that is not making any effort at all to support the free software community. And no, I don't count closed source drivers that only work with certain kernels and certain architectures as "support".
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