Originally Posted by Valent
This post has raised some heat in blog comments and also in Fedora mailing list discussion [snip]
No doubt. This is one of those things that raises people's passions!
For the record, I use the proprietary Nvidia drivers. That is partly from habit: I've been using Fedora in combination with Nvidia GPUs for quite a while, and Nouveau is, as the name suggests, not that old.
I did try Nouveau when I installed Fedora 12, but found it ran the desktop effects (let alone any 3D games) quite slowly on my hardware. (I make no claims about how typical that is.)
In general, though, I do want to support open software, so I will try Nouveau again when I get round to Fedora 13 or 14.