NVIDIA - Compile driver

Joe Smith jes at martnet.com
Fri Jul 25 14:19:55 UTC 2003


[ suggestion: redhat-config-xfree86 detect and configure the nvidia driver ]

Alan Cox wrote:
> And uninstall open-motif
> 
> |	This software is subject to an open license. It may only be
> |	used on, with or for operating systems which are themselves open
> |	source systems.
> 
> ages ago I asked the opengroup motif people about that part of their
> COPYRIGHT and was informed with binary modules loaded this license doesn't
> apply and I should purchase a real one.

Isn't this more restrictive than the GPL and therefore incompatible?

Does this mean I can't run an OpenMotif app over the wire to a non-OSS 
display?  I.e., use OM 'with' a non-OSS system?

Would it be acceptable for redhat-config-xfree86 to pop up a dialog 
warning that the nvidia module is not OSS and therefore may be 
incompatible with the licence(s) of other packages, and then let the 
user worry whether s?he is safe from the license police?

Frankly, of the two, a good 3d driver means more to me than OpenMotif.

<Joe





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