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Re: Bug#655618: ITP: nx-libs -- NX protocol libraries and binaries


On Friday 13 January 2012, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 08:39:02AM +0100, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> > And still, my basic (inner and outer) question is:
> > 
> >  1. how can we enrol other people with our endeavour
> >  2. what is needed to enrol people
> >  3. is there anyonr in this discussion who can point us to next possible steps
> >     towards acceptance of the packages
> I remember I had looked into one of the first attempts to package NX
> (back in 2003 or so, don't remember - never came to any relevant
> result).  Since then I wonder whether somebody has really tried to
> work out the following two questions:
>   1. Did anybody *really* *honestly* tried to base NX protocol
>      on plain X libraries?  If this is not possible

FreeNX upstream tried to rebase them to X.org long time ago and claimed
that it would basically work, however that was (to the best of my 
knowledge) never published.

>   2. Did anybody *really* *honestly* tried to push NC protocol
>      into upstream X?

Not possible for license reasons, NoMachine relicenses the distribution
under the GPL2, which - even though it's license compliant - makes it
(intentionally) inacceptable for upstream X.org; their business model
depends on that.

> In other words:  Is this whole "copy of outdated X libs" issue just a
> communication problem between two groups of coders?

No, it's a very intentional decision to make them the sole contact
for commercial uses.

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

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