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SubjectRe: Can't use SYSFS for "Proprietry" driver modules !!!.
On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 10:57:13AM +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> > BTW, to all you "But my drivers must be proprietary!" nerds out there,
> > take a look at 3ware, Adaptec, etc. They have _great_ hardware and yet
> > they release all of their drivers under the GPL. They get free updates
> > to new kernel APIs too!
>
> Well, it boils down to the full sourcecode. NVidia does only half.
> Other good examples besides 3ware are: VMware kernel modules and
> SUNWut/SRSS3 Linux Kernel modules.
>
> Looks like there's only the GPU industry left that thinks somebody could
> "mis"use the kmod to make them (:one company) inferior on the market.

Probably because it's true. What if everyone could notice that they are
cheating such as rendering one inferior frame every other frame or things
like this to increase performance ? Afterall, opensource also prevents you
from cheating, or at least lets others fix your "bugs".

Willy

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