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Re: feedback to NVidia [was: Nvidia Drivers]



--- Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org> wrote:
> 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
> > itself.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Rui
> 

I guess that's the difference between you and I.  I
don't attempt to pirate video using my NVidia card, so
Macrovision protection doesn't matter to me.

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