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NewsForge: VIA Fouls Up, Seeks Forgiveness on Open Source Drivers

Aug 06, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Maybe it all started with an innocent mistake, but poor open source manners from graphics hardware maker VIA on its drivers seem to be more of a pattern and highlight potential infringement of open source copyrights, according to the open source developers who work with those opened drivers with the Unichrome Project.

"A recent source code release from VIA, maker of graphics controllers popular with Linux users, curiously included a proprietary disclaimer, prompting many to assume the company had reverted to the old, closed license..."

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