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Re: ATI video comes out of the closet



On Thu, 2007-06-09 at 16:55 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:

> While good, it's still not as good as having proper open-source drivers
> supported by the manufacturer as well as the community.
> 
> The Noveau driver project faces the same unfortunate situation with Nvidia as
> the OpenOffice folks do when reverse-engineering the MS doc format:  there is
> nothing stopping Nvidia from making a few "improvements" that will break the
> Noveau drivers more-or-less at will.

Counterpoint: The community is more strongly motivated to keep the
drivers current than the manufacturer. And, given the FOSS community's
strong record with reverse-engineering, I doubt that Nvidia will keep
ahead of Nouveau for any length of time once the basic drivers are done.
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