Originally Posted by Linuxhippy
why should they? they are already donating to the open-source nv driver.
It is quite common in the opensource world to have several projects with the same goal but independent development.
Sometimes this is an advantage because there is competition, different groups may arrive at different solutions, and the end result may be better than with a single team.
In many cases it is just a waste because of double effort in a world where time of good developers is already scarce.
So I am not amazed that there are two groups developing open-source drivers. If it is a good idea, we will only know later.