feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers]
Rui Miguel Seabra
rms at 1407.org
Tue May 25 23:51:07 UTC 2004
On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 16:37 -0700, Frank Tanner III wrote:
> You have your beliefs and I have mine. And mine is
> that people deserve to try to make a living off of
> their code, hardware, service they provide.
Do not invert roles here, mister.
*You* said they have a right to make money, and *I* said they have a
right to try to make money.
> The *REASON* their driver is proprietary and has
> "black box" components is SIMPLE. There are
> proprietary pieces of code in the video card itself.
> These drivers need to access these pieces of code.
> The drivers would have enough information in them to
> deduce exactly what the code in the card is doing.
> So, in effect, they would be, in effect, "giving away"
> their proprietaty card stored on the video card
This is bullshit. The reason, stated so by NVIDIA a few times, seems to
be related to software patents.
> choice. Me? I will use their cards, and their
> drivers, because I like their products.
Do you like MACROVISION? I hope you do, because you get it, wether you
like it or not.
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