Originally posted by energyman76b
well, asume company A builds nics and lizences IP about this nics to other companys.
One of these companys could be nvidia. And because they lizenced it, they can not open it.
Sure they can open them! That is, if the party that licensed the IP to them lets them do that. And like I said, there's not really that much innovation going on in the NIC-business, so I find it really difficult to swallow that their NIC has some uber-secret stuff in it.
If you are so great, why not try and get that job?
Then you will know, why nvidia can not open the sources.
I never said that I was "great". Hell, I couldn't code my way out of an empty room if I had to! But that does not mean that I'm not allowed to voice my opinion about this matter.