tykev writes: The Director of Unix Software at NVIDIA talks about Linux drivers, planned features, development cycle, and the open-source Nouveau driver. "NVIDIA's stance is to neither help nor hinder Nouveau. We are committed to supporting Linux through a) an open source 2d "nv" X driver which NVIDIA engineers actively maintain and improve, and b) our fully featured proprietary Linux driver which leverages common code with the other platforms that NVIDIA supports." Link to Original Source
Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions
for scratch space after they are finished calling them?