Originally posted by FunkyRes
The nforce/nforce2 ethernet is a different story. To my knowledge, there are not any open source drivers that work with the integrated nic - only nvidia's driver (which uses a closed source object file to build the kernel driver).
This is an issue because distro's like Red Hat and Debian will not include closed source kernel drivers, which causes an install usability issue with nforce2 boards.
It's also an issue for non-Linux OSes - eg *BSD and the like.
I signed the petition with a comment mentioning BSDL would be more useful to me