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Re: Bug#147303: ITP: winex -- A DESCRIPTION



On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 07:15:14PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Nobody is obligated to obey anything but the actual license. However,
> > just XFree86 have generally asked us not to distribute prereleases of X
> > (IIRC). The license says nothing about not distributing prereleases but
> > we still generally don't. I argue that this is a similar situation, but
> > for different reasons.
> 
> XFree86 are our *friends*.  We will do things to help our *friends*
> out.  On the other hand, the people responsible for what we are
> talking about here are not our friends...far from it.  If anything,
> they are the dead opposite.

And how do we know they are our friends?  Maybe because they're not
threatening to change the XFree license to ban us from touching X if we
don't meet their demands immediately?  No, that would be too logical a
reason.  Perhaps you will enlighten us as to how you know that XFree is a
friend and Transgaming is not?

(Sorry, I'm annoyed that the simplest concept such as the difference
between a request and a demand accompanied by a threat seems to illude
some people...)

-- 
Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@bluecherry.net>                   Here we go again
 
<Knghtbrd> learn to love Window Maker.
<Knghtbrd> a little NeXTStep is good for the soul.

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