Hi peeps,

I'm new to the forums, and still relatively new to Linux-based OS's, and I am still clueless regarding the licenses, so please bear with me, and correct me if you have the time.

Now, I've been scouring the internet for a recent, and actual answer that isn't "that's irrelevant due to timeframe" or something along those lines.

I've read that Nvidia/AMD can't support Wayland with proprietary drivers due to license(s) in regards to kernel mode setting (not sure if I understood that correctly though). I also found that the license(s) might have been changed with the release of kernel 3.9, making it possible anyways.


So the question I find most relevant, is if Nvidia/AMD can support Wayland with binary drivers?
The second question, is if there's any recent rumors, or if Wayland is still too far into the future for AMD or Nvidia, to even consider Wayland-support at this point?

I ask, as I'm trying to prepare others for the move to Linux-based OS's (I know quite a few, that are reluctant to make the switch to windows 8, so as 7 dies out, I'm trying to show them the wonders of OS OS's :P). What I currently find most annoying about most of them (I'm currently messing about with: Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04, Kubuntu 13.04, Mint 15 Cinnamon), are screen-tearing and -flickering. For watching videos, one could 'just' use Open Source drivers, and Wayland, but to my limited knowledge, there's not really any feasible options when it comes to gaming, if one wants to avoid screen-tearing.