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Old 01-09-03, 10:24 AM   #3
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Originally posted by misleb

What *I* would like to see from nVidia is not faster driver updates, but a GPL release. I never really understood why drivers are so secret.
Because to write good drivers you have to know the gory details about the secret technology on the GPU.

So you either

a) get drivers written by people who don't know anything about the chip, or

b) the GPU manufacturer has to release lots of details about the hardware that they'd really rather keep confidential for commercial reasons

I don't think anyone would want (a), as for (b), well that's intellectual property for you.
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