Originally Posted by MadEgg
BTW, I read here and there that nVidia's drivers are made up by 90% code from a shared codebase across Windows/Linux/FreeBSD. The remaining 10% is OS-specific. Isn't that the part that IS opensource in the Linux-kernel driver?
No, the open source
part of the 'code' is no more than glue
to stick the nVIDIA code to the kernel and let them talk back and forth... there is essentially no 'code' for the driver there, it is all closed source.