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Old 3rd July 2015
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The nouveau driver for Linux is a reverse engineering attempt. I remember reading about why that has never made it into any *BSD a few years back, but can't remember the specifics (FreeBSD probably because they have the blob - lets just hope nvidia don't suddenly decide that only Linux is 'relevant' and pull the plug - because well proprietary software vendors never do that...).

The old nv driver was an obfuscated mess of code and is now dead.

So if you really care about running a free and open source system and about maintaining stability and security, then crap like the blob driver should be avoided.

If on the other hand you're happy to insert closed binary blobs into your kernel, then just switch to FreeBSD.
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