NVIDIA Open Sources Their Drivers
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In this video I discuss the recent announcement that NVIDIA made about open sourcing their drivers. You can view the open source NVIDIA kernel module at the link below https://github.com/NVIDIA/open-gpu-kernel-modules NVIDIA announcement https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/nvidia-releases-open-source-gpu-kernel-modules/ ₿💰💵💲Help Support the Channel by Donating Crypto💲💵💰₿ Monero 45F2bNHVcRzXVBsvZ5giyvKGAgm6LFhMsjUUVPTEtdgJJ5SNyxzSNUmFSBR5qCCWLpjiUjYMkmZoX9b3cChNjvxR7kvh436 Bitcoin 3MMKHXPQrGHEsmdHaAGD59FWhKFGeUsAxV Ethereum 0xeA4DA3F9BAb091Eb86921CA6E41712438f4E5079 Litecoin MBfrxLJMuw26hbVi2MjCVDFkkExz8rYvUF Dash Xh9PXPEy5RoLJgFDGYCDjrbXdjshMaYerz Zcash t1aWtU5SBpxuUWBSwDKy4gTkT2T1ZwtFvrr Chainlink 0x0f7f21D267d2C9dbae17fd8c20012eFEA3678F14 Bitcoin Cash qz2st00dtu9e79zrq5wshsgaxsjw299n7c69th8ryp Etherum Classic 0xeA641e59913960f578ad39A6B4d02051A5556BfC USD Coin 0x0B045f743A693b225630862a3464B52fefE79FdB Subscribe to my YouTube channel http://goo.gl/9U10Wz and be sure to click that notification bell so you know when new videos are released.
@angarabebesi
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Not the drivers, but the kernel modules that load the drivers. Still a big deal though.

Yeah the classic moving driver functions to firmware.

What’s funny is this really illustrates why intellectual property and indeed capitalism could only ever be a failure…

The whole system is predicated on being slightly better at getting something done and then holding on to that advantage forever through secrecy and legal protection instead of trying to improve.

If there were no intellectual property, if everything were completely open, then the competition wouldn’t be about trying to hold on to a single advancement for as long as possible, instead it would be about competing to create better systems that continually bring more and more advancements.

You can have capitalism without intellectual property. You can pay for stuff even though there are ripoffs. Maybe because the quality is better.

Which proves the rest of your point, but you actually make that in favor of capitalism by saying there’s competition people would value.

@angarabebesi
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it’s better than before, because this enables nouveau folks to do a lot of stuff. And it’s a also a nice change of attitude from Nvidia.

@Helix@feddit.de
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Can you please replace ‘Invidious’ with ‘Mental Outlaw’ in the title?

mickie
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I can. But I don’t understand why? It’s the page(window) title.

Because for readers of the post title, the creator is probably more important than the hosting platform. ‘Invidious’ is irrelevant for the post title.

@angarabebesi
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isn’t RADV in Mesa better? (that what the Steam Deck uses)

What would you like to tell us with that link?

@Zerush
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Only that it’s nice that nVidio now also goes OpenSource (upvoted) in its drivers, like AMD since time ago. Not all off us use nVidia in our PCs, adding that AMD also use OpenSource maybe in the interest of some users.

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AMD even supports many more models than Nvidia. They didn’t do it after years and years of pressure and Linus’ middle finger, but because they can and they still are competitive.

Even though Nvidia always claimed other companies would rip off their hardware if they gave away their secrets in software…

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I don’t think so nVidia soft don’t work in AMD, in Steam, f.Exmple are several games which only works in nVidia. AMD and nVidia uses a different arquitecture, its like to try to run Linux soft in Windows or Winsoft in Linux, it’s irrelevant of OpenSource or not in this point, you cant without an emulator soft, Wine in Linux, most only badly.

That’s not what I meant. Hardware manufacturers often cite their chip design as a reason for why they don’t release their driver software. Someone could reverse engineer the functions of the software and see what the hardware does, then replicate it.

Especially for proprietary tech like RTX, DLSS and G-Sync (which are more and more becoming FOSS anyway, e.g. FSR and Freesync 2.0), the chip makers fear they might lose the miniscule competitive advantage they gain by obscuring their code.

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