After evaluating our position and NVIDIA’s, we decided to add one more requirement.
We request that NVIDIA commits to COMPLETELY OPEN-SOURCE (and distribute under a foss license) their GPU drivers for Windows, macOS and Linux, from now on and forever.
If this request is not met, on Friday we will release the COMPLETE SILICON, GRAPHICS AND COMPUTER CHIPSET FILES for all recent NVIDIA GPUs, including the RTX 3090Ti and UPCOMING REVISIONS! Of course, this includes all files with extensions such as .v, .vx, .vg and more.
So, NVIDIA, the choice is yours! Either:
-Officially make current and all future drivers for all cards open source, while keeping the Verilog and chipset trade secrets… well, secret
-Not make the drivers open source, making us release the entire silicon chip files so that everyone not only knows your driver’s secrets, but also your most closely-guarded trade secrets for graphics and computer chipsets too!