Vanishing Features of the 2.6 Kernel
Subject:   IP and drivers vs. hardware
Date:   2002-12-18 13:15:36
From:   anonymous2
These vendors should go ahead and open their drivers - they make money off of selling hardware, not the driver. Or they could produce a GPL'd driver that doesn't expose IP secrets that might not perform as well, but also offer a higher performance non-GPL driver for sale. Either way, we users have more reasons to buy their hardware.