"It appeared the open source community had a bone thrown to it
by VIA, which announced open driver source codes earlier this
month. However, those experienced in providing the needed Linux
drivers, including developers of the Unichrome Project, said there
are still proprietary roadblocks in using VIA's released drivers
with Linux. They add that while their pure open source project is
successfully bridging the gap, VIA would have been better off
participating in the community effort rather than forking code for
the sake of its press releases.
"For a number of reasons--mostly cost and its presence in
emerging markets--VIA has long been the graphics hardware of choice
for Linux users..."