NVIDIA Joins Linux Foundation

The good news is that the Linux Foundation will consist of four key players - Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, Mocana and a Santa Clara based global tech company. The great news is that the Santa Clara member is none other than NVIDIA.

Circulating the online news wire are the reports of NVIDIA joining non-profit organisation, the Linux Foundation. With NVIDIA's backing, this now means three of the industry's key graphic chip designers along with AMD Graphics Technologies (formerly ATI) and Intel will be lending their full support to Linux.

Despite Nvidia's closed mindset regarding Linux drivers for its graphic cards (issuing a proprietary one and declining involvement in the open source Nouveau driver project),according to PCWorld the Santa Clara agency can now be more proactive in its approach in offering new functions to Linux users.

"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," explained Scott Pritchett, Nvidia's vice president of Linux platform software.

However, it's still uncertain what Nvidia's next moves are in committing to open source drivers for its chips.