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SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source drivers?
Jesse Pollard wrote:

> > > >
> > > > Aren't nvidias' chipsets really owned by SGI. It think there is some
> > > > deal nvidia has with SGI that prohibits nvidia from opening up their
> > > > driver and chip set info. It's looking like SGI might be gone soon.
> > > > Maybe if they disappear, nvidia can do what they want???
> > >
> > > Think they sold it to Microsoft....
> >
> > I think what they sold to MS was some part of "OPENGL" software not
> > anything hardware
> > related.
>
> That part I'm sure of. But part of what was sold is the interface to the
> "OPENGL" software, and that is part of what is implemented by the
> nvidia chips. So, by a tenuous extension, the chips interface may be
> owned by M$.

That's scary.....

Mark
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