[linux-elitists] Okay... so now how do I get...
Mon Dec 18 08:49:21 PST 2006
Chris Ball wrote:
>>> On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, Greg Folkert <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > 3D Acceleration out of my nVidia card now? Currently I have a
> > nVidia's non-GPL drivers loaded...
> By providing moral and/or financial and/or technical support to the
> Nouveau project over the next year. We might be surprised by how
> quickly the community could get sane Free Software 3D drivers for
> nVidia cards if it felt a stronger need to.
I'm personally annoyed that it's difficult to get Intel chipsets on a
PCI card of some kind - I don't want to have to purchase an NV or ATI
card that requires proprietary drivers, we should try to persuade those
with compelling alternatives to help us out.
> > In about a year, I guess I won't.
> You're jumping the gun; the patch has been withdrawn.
So it should be, too. I'm all for enforcing the GPL but not by denying
people the ability to legally load a driver they hacked on in their
spare time and aren't redistributing. Just because "bad" people can use
the lack of a hard-enforcing kernel policy on loading non-GPL drivers
doesn't mean we should do an RIAA/MPAA on their ass.
I mean, computers can be used by terrorists - none of us are going to
support banning them - but it's the same logic being used by Greg KH.
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