[Slackbuilds-users] NVIDIA open sources drivers

Ruben Carlo Benante rcb at beco.cc
Fri May 13 00:00:10 UTC 2022

Hello there guys, and specially nouveau maintainers and beautiful people that makes video 
card drivers under linux,

I just got this news 


NVIDIA opened its kernel modules source. From the news , it speculates NVIDIA will open 
source its drivers.

At this stage, it is still dependent on proprietary firmware. But being that it is a fresh breaking 
news, we can't expect much immediately. Lets see what comes up the next months.

I'll wait to see, before any commemoration, but I think it is a step forward.

What do you guys think about it? Are you optimist?

And from what is already open, do you think it will impact the quality of the drivers we 
already have?

I hope so.

Dr. Bèco

PS. Some references:

* https://hothardware.com/news/nvidia-open-source-gpu-kernel-drivers[2]
* https://www.pcgamer.com/the-unthinkable-has-happened-nvidia-has-finally-embraced-open-source-gpu-drivers/[3]

Dr. Bèco
AI researcher

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[1] https://github.com/NVIDIA/open-gpu-kernel-modules
[2] https://hothardware.com/news/nvidia-open-source-gpu-kernel-drivers
[3] https://www.pcgamer.com/the-unthinkable-has-happened-nvidia-has-finally-embraced-open-source-gpu-drivers/
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