Originally posted by Noth
Are you the pot or the kettle in this conversation?
Of course I believe that. nVidia's programmers have all the specs, quirks, known bugs, etc right in front of them. You really believe the fact that there's more people working on the rest of the kernel would make the nVidia driver better? Hell I bet the majority of your 'hundreds of thousand programmers' working on the kernel would never even look at the nVidia driver source if it was there just because they're too busy working on whatever they maintain. Would you really want someone like Al Viro submitting patches for a video driver? I mean no disrepsect to Al, but his expertice isn't in that field at all.
Then stop bitching and work on making the OSS nv driver better. Once you get that doing 2D and 3D as well as the nVidia driver works for me, you can bitch all you want.
You really don't see what you are saying do you?
IF Nvidia went Open Source, all those specs would be available to the Open Source programmers... Hundreds of thousands of programmers with ideas, Nvidia would of course assemble the best of the best and release a driver, if there is a bug, in less than 36 hours you would find a fix, a simple patch, to patch the OS code...
Before you make any kind of statement like that, please educate yourself in Open Source programming.. until then.. STOP POSTING!
Oh, and those of you who use debian and Phoenix (i will still refuse to call it MozillaFirebird) there is something for you in the latest CVS release...
Open Souce works....