Originally posted by jackangel
All of you people are encouraged to ask nvidia to release all their linux/freebsd drivers as open source. I've created an online petition where you can sign it, later I'll send it to NVIDIA by snail-mail. Please, consider it seriously, it's very important issue. If we can get NVIDIA release their drivers open-source, kernel hackers will quickly fix many bugs and boost their performance, also possibly simplifying installation process or converting the driver architecture to standard DRI.
Here's the petition:
Please, stop being silly. No amount of petitions will change the fact that NVIDIA cannot
open-source their drivers even if they wanted to, because in order to create them, a lot of technology (S3TC texture compression, for example) had to be licensed from 3rd-parties.