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X is NOT dead (Re: X is dead)

On Thu, 2 Apr 1998, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:

>  X has become non-free software
> (http://www.camb.opengroup.org/tech/desktop/x/xlicensefaq.htm) and because
> of that unuseable for the Linux community.
>  And now?

X11R6.4 is non-free. X11R6.3 is, and will continue to be, free.
If I remember correctly, the X (pre-6.4) license permits to create
spring-off programs - I suggest to start a new, really free X; with really
free sources (that is, access to development versions etc.), it'll
probably have X11R6.4 functionality and more before the closegroup
releases its next version.

I've created a mailing list for the project; if you're interested in
participating, send a message to FreeX@linux.net.eu.org with "subscribe"
in the subject.


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