[Gllug] ubuntu +1

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Tue Jun 19 21:13:05 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 09:49:17PM +0100, Caroline Ford wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 13:02 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > At least with NVIDIA the Nouveau project is very quickly developing
> > a viable alternative to the closed source driver. Until about 5
> > days ago there was no such option for modern ATI cards. Fortuantely
> > there is now work on the brand new 'avivo' driver to support the
> > latest generation ATI cards. And as a nice 'screw you' to ATI this 
> > new driver is under the GPL rather than X11/MIT style license.
> > 
> > Dan.
> Or a screw you to BSD (and X) - who will need to make their own driver..

Ummmm ..... and your point?  The people who are putting in the hard
work to do this have explicitly said through the license that they
don't want their work to be turned into proprietary software --
effectively stolen from them in the future.  Instead they want it to
be available to everyone to use, free forever.  Shouldn't that wish be


Richard Jones
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