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The abrupt merging of Nouveau

The abrupt merging of Nouveau

Posted Dec 16, 2009 3:35 UTC (Wed) by bojan (subscriber, #14302)
In reply to: The abrupt merging of Nouveau by dbenamy
Parent article: The abrupt merging of Nouveau

And Intel/AMD don't face the same how?


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The abrupt merging of Nouveau

Posted Dec 16, 2009 7:43 UTC (Wed) by Bluehorn (subscriber, #17484) [Link]

> And Intel/AMD don't face the same how?

I guess, AMD and Intel are big enough to own patent pools which make it possible to defend against patent lawsuits. Of course, they will still have a hard time against patent trolls.

It's probably just balancing free drivers vs. the risk of patent lawsuits. Maybe Nvidia knows they are violating a patent and don't want to disclose it?

The abrupt merging of Nouveau

Posted Dec 16, 2009 21:18 UTC (Wed) by bojan (subscriber, #14302) [Link]

I'll bet $5 they have cross licensing agreements, just like everyone else in the industry.


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