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ferrazrafael 12-02-06 10:09 AM

Will nvidia realease open source drivers for gpu's?
 
I search in the forum but dont found something about it. Nvidia will fully release their gpu driver source code? maybe in gpl?

rewt 12-03-06 04:35 AM

Re: Will nvidia realease open source drivers for gpu's?
 
ATI would just love to have nvidia's source code now wouldn't they? Can you say $$$

Keeping the source closed helps nvidia maintain a competitive advantage.

ferrazrafael 12-04-06 08:01 AM

Re: Will nvidia realease open source drivers for gpu's?
 
hummmm, the nvidia code can be used in ati cards? the code inst specific? or maybe the code is specific but the unified driver dont? this is a good reason, thanks....

Quick420 12-04-06 05:49 PM

Re: Will nvidia realease open source drivers for gpu's?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ferrazrafael
hummmm, the nvidia code can be used in ati cards? the code inst specific? or maybe the code is specific but the unified driver dont? this is a good reason, thanks....

Huh? seriously though,Huh?

rewt 12-05-06 09:36 AM

Re: Will nvidia realease open source drivers for gpu's?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ferrazrafael
hummmm, the nvidia code can be used in ati cards?

Not necessarily, but that isn't the point. If nvidia was to release their source, anyone could study it, not just ATI.. NVIDIA doesn't want to help out ATI with their driver development process, nor do they want other new and emerging graphics card companies to compete against either.. That lowers their profits!

Chefs don't always share their secret recipe, if you know what I mean. ;)

matthewcraig 01-13-07 04:17 PM

Re: Will nvidia realease open source drivers for gpu's?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rewt
If nvidia was to release their source, anyone could study it, not just ATI.. NVIDIA doesn't want to help out ATI with their driver development process, nor do they want other new and emerging graphics card companies to compete against either.. That lowers their profits!

Or maybe, the world of developers would find ways to improve the drivers, improve their OS implementation, and add new features.

Linux users, who want only open-source drivers, would be driven to purchase Nvidia cards.. That increases their profits!


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