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    Phoronix: NVIDIA To Meet With X.Org Developers Next Month

    NVIDIA doesn't usually show up at the annual X.Org Developers' Summits/Conferences, but for some reason at least one NVIDIA employee will be trekking to Germany for meeting with the open-source developers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1NzY

  • #2
    Or has it got anything to do with Linus Torvalds "FUCK OFF, NVidia!"?

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    • #3
      I bet Nvidia's just after the beer. Sounds logical.

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      • #4
        Probably a serious attempt at trolling...

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        • #5
          I'm 100% agree with Azpegath.

          Now that Valve is on Linux gaming, nVidia must shake off that hostile company image.

          And yes, the beer ...

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          • #6
            Of course it's the beer! Where else can you get free awesome beer?

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            • #7
              Nvidia likes to think of "free" as in "free beer", it seems.

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              • #8
                Actually, Aaron Plattner from nVidia was at XDC 2009 in Portland.
                Free Software Developer .:. Mesa and Xorg
                Opinions expressed in these forum posts are my own.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kayden View Post
                  Actually, Aaron Plattner from nVidia was at XDC 2009 in Portland.
                  As expected: Nothing to see here, move along.

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                  • #10
                    Wow I'm surprised there are so many people here going along with the beer comment, normally that drives phoronix readers crazy with unnecessary anger. I personally don't mind, btw.

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                    • #11
                      No beer should be given to them unless they provide evidence that they work on Wayland

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                      • #12
                        good news...

                        Maybe NVidia will see the light of day at this X.org summit and provide an OSS implementation of their drivers for the Linux community.

                        Let's face it, the world needs their gazillion rectangles per second fill rate on their $500 GPUs.... the rest of us can get by on embedded Intel HD GPUs for our non-gaming work, on our X/Wayland laptops/desktops....

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                        • #13
                          Don't hope for too much

                          I find it very unlikely that Nvidia is going to support any open source efforts.

                          I think the guy is just there to listen.
                          If he holds a talk, it will be some bullshit about how Nvidia is committed and provides real world business solutions. He will just recite a press release.

                          Nvidia doesn't give a shit about open source. They cant even send out a graphics card to open source device driver developers.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                            I find it very unlikely that Nvidia is going to support any open source efforts.

                            I think the guy is just there to listen.
                            If he holds a talk, it will be some bullshit about how Nvidia is committed and provides real world business solutions. He will just recite a press release.

                            Nvidia doesn't give a shit about open source. They cant even send out a graphics card to open source device driver developers.
                            I hope you're wrong, for your sake

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                            • #15
                              It would be lovely if they offered official help to the bumblebee team but this is highly unlikely... Nvidia isn't going to do anything it doesn't have/want to do, unless a large developer/company starts requesting it (think 3d for Quadro GPU 'only'). I guarantee that Nvidia and AMD will step up their Proprietary Linux driver support to Windows levels for Valve when then deliver a large volume of popular quality software to the Linux market. (Not to say Open Source doesn't have some gems)

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