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For Nvidia, intellectual property is a secondary issue. "It's so hard to write a graphics driver that open-sourcing it would not help," said Andrew Fear, Nvidia's software product manager. In addition, customers aren't asking for open-source drivers, he said.

There are two lies in that quote. Mr Fear, thank you for your FUD. But who are you to claim that the talented developpers wouldn't be able to understand the code if you open-sourced it? And if you don't want to provide the code, why don't you provide the documentation? After all if the same people are able to understand how the card works without documentation, they'll likely understand the documentation and/or the code source.

And what planet are you living on to claim that customers are not asking open source drivers? There have been numero requests from numerous people.

If I haven't purchased one of your card, either directly or indirectly is because you don't want an open source driver.