There you have it, I agree completely that a likely scenario is that the nouveau driver gets
popular, and NVIDIA is compelled into supporting it or open sourcing their own.
As have been stated my many posters, people buy NVIDIA to get superior hardware. When the
built-in driver (nouvaeu in the future) starts to be *almost* all what people need, I believe
many customers (individuals and companies/organizations) *will* start complaining about it.
To save face, NVIDIA might need to make sure the driver works better.