GeForce 9600GT Gets Open "nv" Support
NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner has pushed out an update to the xf86-video-nv driver that fixes connector mapping and TMDS initialization on certain GPUs, new chip names for existing GeForce 8 products, and adds support for the GeForce 9600GT. While this is good news, don't forget that the xf86-video-nv driver is basic, limited to 2D support, and its code is rather obfuscated. This new version of xf86-video-nv is 2.1.8. The release announcement and source download links are available off the X.Org mailing list.
On another note, it's the one-week anniversary of OpenTheBlob.com, which is an open letter to NVIDIA Corporation. This letter is requesting better open-source involvement by NVIDIA. There were 5,000 signatures on the fifth day, and now on the seventh day there are over 7,100 signatures (and plenty of embedded comments).