On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 05:14:59PM +0200, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> 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.
I wonder, could it be possible that Fabrice is worried about the same
thing? Who holds the patents for x86 virtualization technologies?
Then again, Fabrice is in France iiuc...
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