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SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source drivers?
On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 07:57:52AM -0800, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> | Seriously though, just what is it that graphic CPU makers are
> | protecting? I can't imagine "how to program our spiffy CPU'" docs exposing
> | anything important to their competition. Imagine Intel or AMD trying that
> | tactic for _their_ next CPU. What makes graphics CPUs so special?
> Imagine them doing that for their current CPU.
> That's what Nvidia is doing, isn't it?

It would be the same if Intel came with its own operating system, or if
nVidia hardware came without drivers.

As it is, it really *isn't* the same.

mark

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