On 11 apr 2006, at 17:05, Leonardo E. Reiter wrote:
what if I am a hardware vendor in a desperately competitive market,
such as say, video cards. Releasing my source code to the driver
would mean giving up some IP that allows me to surpass the
capabilities of my competitor for a few weeks.
Actually, the reason ATi and NVidia don't open source their graphics
drivers is because they are both afraid that as soon as as they do
that, the other one will sue them into oblivion based on software
See http://wiki.ffii.org/Smirl041025En for the full story.
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