There was some hefty criticism Nvidia had to face from the Linux community about its tight grip on its Tegra graphics core.
However, it appears that the increasingly ugly vocabulary is showing effect and Nvidia is now preparing to release at least some documentation.
Phoronix reported that the information comes via Lucas Stach of the Nouveau project, who revealed at the XDC2012 conference in Nürnberg, Germany, that he had been given access to Tegra documentation under the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. Stach noted that he was told by Nvidia that the company would be releasing some 2D information relating to Tegra 2 and 3 and there is hope that 3D information will follow.
There was no information whether Nvidia will be extending this move toward its GeForce and Quadro products.
Earlier this year, Linux creator Linus Torvalds told an audience at Aalto University in Finland that Nvidia has been "the single worst company" he ever dealt with.