Nvidia says no to open source drivers
Following yesterday’s petition by Linux kernel developers to hardware companies to release open source drivers and modules, Nvidia has again said it will not. In an email to ZDNet writer, Paula Rooney, the company said that its own kernel development team supported Linux users and “Nvidia doesn’t expect Linux kernel developers to debug issues in Nvidia’s kernel module.”
“Nvidia supports Linux, as well as the Linux community and has long been praised for the quality of the Nvidia Linux driver. Nvidia’s fully featured Linux graphics driver is provided as binary-only because it contains intellectual property Nvidia wishes to protect, both in hardware and in software,” the company said.