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Comment: Well its pretty simple for some drivers (Score 1) 213

by otlg (#10694179) Attached to: OpenBSD Activism Shows Drivers Can Be Freed
Certain drivers, i.e. video cards, can contain a number of pieces of proprietary information that give one company a leg up on the other (for example software optimizations, like NVidia's GPU JIT compiler)

I can understand why they wouldn't want to give away their competitive advantage.

Now other drives (network cards for example) I see no reason to not open source it.

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