Mar 8, 2012

NVIDIA joins The Linux Foundation

NVIDIA, the leading graphic chip maker and best known for its GeForce chipsets has joined the linux foundation to strengthen it's relationship with the linux and open source community. Till now NVIDIA has been offering the closed source driver support to the linux community. This has been very difficult for the linux community to contribute enhancements and bug fixes to the nividia family of graphic chips. With the joining of Nvidia, all the three major chip makers--AMD Graphics, NVIDIA and Intel–are now backing Linux.

Scott Pritchett, NVIDIA’s VP of Linux Platform Software, said in a statement that the company “is strongly committed to enabling world-class experiences and innovation with our GPU and mobile products. Membership in The Linux Foundation will accelerate our collaboration with the organizations and individuals instrumental in shaping the future of Linux, enabling a great experience for users and developers of Linux,”