Subject: RE: Petition for NetBSD Nvidia driver
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles L. Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/01/2006 20:41:31
Taking ownership of an issue is the preferred solution under most
circumstances, but when dealing with Nvidia or ATI for that matter anything
short of blatant crying probably is a help.
It helps because the powers that be at those companies do hear and
understand the frustrations of the developer community.
Every action does have a reaction and nothing of this type really goes
unnoticed. A petition, no matter how futile today will still be filed away
in the someone’s corporate memory bank.
And at some point in the future, possibly for another wholly unrelated
issue, the petition will be retrieved, sorted, accumulated with all of the
other similar issues and used to form the basis of a new corporate policy
Consider what Sun Microsystems just did in finally open sourcing Java.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Weinem [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 7:27 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Petition for NetBSD Nvidia driver
> Karim Forsthofer:
> > Yes that`s true, but Nvidia owns the sources for the FreeBSD driver.
> > They don`t have to start from the ground up. Sources are there. They
> > only have to port it to NetBSD.
> I still don't see how a petition for NetBSD could be a help all the other
> alternative OSes?
> I prefer to support petitions for open source solutions.
> Greetings, Mark Weinem