The Free Software hardliner, the corporation, and the shotgun wedding
Posted by: Anonymous
on January 28, 2008 12:09 PM
I seem to be seeing more of these articles lately. Why is it that the Free as in Freedom is only what you say it is? Why can't I have the freedom to use proprietary drivers that actually make my graphics card work fully? Because YOU don't like it? Because I DO like it when I have things I paid for work the way they should.
As long as the manufacturers of hardware are unwilling to give away the information they worked to create you have to have proprietary drivers. Do you really think that a company that invests millions of dollars to develop a graphics system should just tell their competition how everything works? I wish we lived in a world where you could do that. But, we don't. I don't happen to want Nvidia to go out of business. I want their products.