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Linux Movers and Shakers Seek Common Ground

Jun 19, 2007, 17:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Hardware, as ever, remains a pain point for Linux developers and users.

"Speaking to a matter near and dear to many Linux desktop users, Chris DiBona, Google's open-source program manager, said, 'I would love to get either NVIDIA or ATI to actually give us the specs on the drivers we want or let's just reverse engineer everything and do it ourselves. I would like to see you guys [the Linux developers] do that. ... Then, people would say 'Oh well there are free drivers out there, more people are using it, we'll open source our drivers, and so the users will use our driver and at least get the best experience...''"

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