"Now I have to share my joy with everybody regarding the news
that 3dfx intends to discontinue their accelerator boards, and
instead focus on the chips used to make those boards."
"I had complained that 3dfx offered only lip service to their
customers who used Linux; their work on drivers had been
deleterious to accelerated gaming on Linux on the whole, and Nvidia
(who entered the race after 3dfx) had already far overtaken the
company. This was done not only in the quality of drivers they
produced, but also in ease of installation. I had (quite rightly)
condemned 3dfx for their lack of initiative."
"Placing your software under the GPL or any other Open Source
License does not an open source community create. If you aren't
genuinely interested in producing the very best software, no
respectable driver hacker is going to fill in for your
shortcomings. It seems to me the height of hubris to assume that
people are going to volunteer to make your company successful while
you sit in your executive chair enjoying the royalties gathering
from a pool of unwitting dupes doing your company's dirty
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