I have been watching the progress with Nouveau for sometime now. And for a time, I had thought that it had a real chance of being more less included with modern distros where it is as easily to activate as restricted drivers are for Ubuntu. Sadly, it looks like this is a long ways off.
The worst of it is that I am seeing evidence that Nouveau is not likely to be included with anything. And of course with that, we have the issues with the blame game at the same time.
Many have pointed out the problems with Nouveau, offering issues for inclusion, etc. But this does nothing for us, the end users. No, Nouveau is just not there yet. It’d be nice if it was, but all signs point to a project with much work to still be done.