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Re: F7 nvidia-96xx driver problem



On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 18:32 -0700, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> Which is the point that I made the last time this came up a few weeks
> ago.  OSS doesn't mean that the support is any better than closed
> support.  The two gentlemen who seem to be the most vocally against
> 'binary blob drivers' have no record that I can find in this list's
> archives of ever providing anyone with actual fixes for drivers.  Nor
> do I see any other actual patterns of some massive influx of OSS
> driver support on this list (or any other, for that matter).  Claiming
> that "the community" can help is little more than talk, as I've rarely
> seen any evidence that more than a very small number of people are
> able to actually fix bugs in any one driver anywhere. 

Hmm, of course, that's why there's not been any updates to X org over
the life span of Fedora.  I'm being sarcastic...  There have been
updates, and there's been so because it's *possible*.  Whether it's
drivers, or other softare, the issue is that its possible when
necessary, versus impossible.

We don't have 3D open-source drivers because of the obstinacy of
manufacturers, no other reason.

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