[PD] Piksel'05

cyrille henry cyrille.henry at la-kitchen.fr
Wed Aug 17 19:20:44 CEST 2005

Marc Lavallée a écrit :
> Le 17 Août 2005 09:44, cyrille henry a écrit :
>>B. Bogart a écrit :
>>>honestly I would really love to bring only free software (damn, my
>>>nvidia driver would break the rules anyhow...) to piksel.
>>this is an important point : how many people at pixel will use free
>>driver? moreover : and how many people will use free HARDWARE?
>>i don't think there is a lot's of diference between hardware and
>>software : it's just an other job, but same problematic.
> Software can be modified, hardware can't. 
hardware can be modified before compilation (before you build it).
there is no deference with software.
(you can modify a sofware only if you have the source code, you can 
modify a hardware if you have the shematic)

hardware cost monney,  software cost time.
i don't see a diference.

>It's easier to sell and buy 
> physical goods (like food), but it's easier to share ideas, so harware 
> companies consider their drivers as being part of their hardware. They are 
> so wrong...

when you design a product, the hardware  dependent on the software, the 
software dependent on the hardware.
i don't think they are wrong to think drivers is part of the hardware :
if nvidia provid free driver, then ATI will exactly know how does the 
nvidia hardware is made, and they will be able to copy nvidia idea.

> One day, we will build our own hardware based on shared ideas 
> and software.
yes. and this day we will be free. not before.


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> Marc
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