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Re: Future of X packages in Debian

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 09:02:50AM +0200, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> We all know by now that due to several licensing-related issues we cannot
> keep using XFree86 as our primary upstream source for an X Window System
> distribution [3]. But we need a clear plan before we can add a FAQ entry
> describing our plans. Some XSF memebers have already expressed their
> opinion on what the future of X in Debian should be.
> Our questions to the community are:
> * What kinds of X packages would you like to see in the future?

Is there any scope for reasoning with the XFree86 folks about their
license change?

So far their license change seems to have caused several (most?)
distributions to switch to other sources, as you (Fabio) suggested
for Debian. The end result is far fewer (if not zero) users for XFree86.
If that was their intention then good on them, but if not perhaps
they'll reconsider now that they've seen the community's reaction.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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