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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...'"

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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 NVIDIA’s kernel module...'"

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