Nvidia One Focus of Foundation's Position; Still Not Opening Their Drivers
Jun 24, 2008, 12:45 (13 Talkback[s])
CNET News: Linux Foundation Points Finger at Nvidia
"The Linux Foundation is trying to push Nvidia to make its
graphics drivers more accessible. The Foundation's beef: closed
drivers make Linux look unstable to end users.
"Though a statement issued Monday does not cite Nvidia by name,
Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Chair James Bottomley
cited Nvidia in a phone interview. 'My intent is to point out the
problems Nvidia has been causing themselves with their binary-only
(drivers),' he said. 'They are certainly one of the few companies
sticking to a binary-only strategy...'"
ZDNet: Nvidia Says No to Request to Release Open Source
Drivers, Once Again
"NVidia's closed source ways was highly publicized and
criticized in an essay published by the chairman of the Linux
Foundation Technical Advisory Board Chair.
"But in an email to this reporter, Nvidia shot back, noting that
its own kernel development team supports Linux users and 'NVIDIA
doesn't expect Linux kernel developers to debug issues in
NVIDIAâ€™s kernel module...'"