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Re: [Qemu-devel] why is kqemu closed?

From: Jonas Maebe
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] why is kqemu closed?
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:14:59 +0200

On 11 apr 2006, at 17:05, Leonardo E. Reiter wrote:

what if I am a hardware vendor in a desperately competitive market, such as say, video cards. Releasing my source code to the driver would mean giving up some IP that allows me to surpass the capabilities of my competitor for a few weeks.

Actually, the reason ATi and NVidia don't open source their graphics drivers is because they are both afraid that as soon as as they do that, the other one will sue them into oblivion based on software patents.

See http://wiki.ffii.org/Smirl041025En for the full story.


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