Re: X statement
An interesting contradiction:
> Core technologies for graphical interoperability have been deployed.
> The X Window System protocols have been well defined and well
> respected. This was aided by test suites and by virtue of not having
> changed the fundamental protocols for a long time. That, however, was a
> combined decision, because the major funders did not want to have to
> help their customer base change graphical applications, and because
> there was a feeling that the core protocol had been sufficiently
So the decision not to change the protocols was deliberate...
> The cash haemorrhage is made worse by the non-fee paying XFree86.
> Although it may be able to claim several million users, the net
> contribution to the development of the X Window System, as embodied by
> specs, protocols or cash is a flat zero.
... but he blames XFree86 for not contributing to the protocols.
Not his careful exclusion of code, bugfixes, and incremental improvements
from the list of contributions -- the things free software is best at.
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