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SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source drivers?
Andrew Walrond wrote:
>
> I am in almost complete agreement with you regarding the benefits of
> free drivers.
>
> But my point has evolved from this argument over nvidia and I extended
> the principles to my business to see where it would lead.
>
> I don't see rms saying "Non free software is bad, except games"
>
Well, I don't speak for rms, and I think there is a rather big
difference between drivers and games. I understand economic
motives. Of course you don't give away games when that is a total
loss. Giving away driver code (or at least programming specs)
wouldn't be a loss to nvidia though - because users would still
need to buy those cards.


Helge Hafting
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