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Thread: Want Nvidia Open-Source drivers? Sign your petition now!

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    Nvidia open it up!!

    OK So I have been annoyed that there is no open Graphics driver for Nvidia cards. Now that ATI is talking about opening its cards it is a good time to push invidia to do the same out of competition. I did find a petition for pushing Nvidia to open its cards it can be found here: http://www.petitiononline.com/nvfoss/petition.html

    you might also consider writing a letter to Nvidia. This would greatly help us with graphics support by Default and also allow the community to independently fix bugs as they arise. Thanks all for your support.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

    everyone is too busy thinking about money-money-money-money-money-money-money to realise what good open source can do for the community.. what exactly are they hiding??? malware? lets hope not -- I feel more obligated and less resistant to support open source communities, than i do with hardware vender's trying to keep their crappy drivers secrete -- who only make me irate enough to put on the eye-patch and skull/cross-bones

    either way, if nvidia/ati provide open source drivers -- the potential to create personally optimized drivers and incredible coding are endless
    Last edited by unknown03; March 30th, 2008 at 04:46 AM.
    I will either find a way, or make one.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

    I don't think NVidia has any good code to hide, so I, too, wonder what they are so concerned about.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

    I would be happy if the simply released the specs that would allow us to make our own drivers instead of having to rely on theirs.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

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    Last edited by unknown03; March 30th, 2008 at 04:01 PM.
    I will either find a way, or make one.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

    The biggest problem with that petition, besides the imitrex adverts, is that none of the signers can be verified. If I'm going to sign a petition that I believe in that petition better have a way for the company being petitioned to contact me. I'm not going to sign a petition that does not expect me to let Nvidia verify that I'm a real person and that I only signed it once.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

    sooooooo...what your saying is.....DOUBLE POST! HUZZAH! DOUBLE POST EVERYONE! YAY!
    I will either find a way, or make one.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

    Quote Originally Posted by unknown03 View Post
    Isnt it atleast 10,000 names on a petition to file a grievance with the supreme court? or something?
    What?

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

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    Last edited by unknown03; March 30th, 2008 at 03:35 PM.
    I will either find a way, or make one.

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    Re: Nvidia open it up!!

    Well if ATI does follow up on its promise to open its drivers I feel nvidia will not be behind for too long.
    Linux is a new market for everyone, let people come at their own rate.
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