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Re: [vox-tech] XFree86 4.4.0 non-GPL compatible



On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:33:03AM -0800, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> I don't understand the big picture.  How can the XFree project get away with 
> upsetting so many people?

I don't think there's any TECHNICAL reason why they can't. ;^)
Based on what little I know and have read about it (mostly here),
it really does seem like a foolish move, though.

But, noone's stopping them from living in their 'own little world,'
while everyone else moves on with a forked version.


> Also, it seems like SuSE (Novell) and its friend IBM, and GNOME's friends 
> like Sun and HP have a whole lot of resources.  Can't they come up with a 
> an alternative?

Sure!  It will be interesting to see what they say about this situation,
if anything...

-bill!
(addicted to Debian and KDE 3.2)
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