Re: x is dead - non-free
The news about X11 is among the more disturbing items I've
heard in this realm--the unix-paradigm world. An X-guru
coworker mentioned this possibility to me a few months ago
but I never thought that corporate greed would sink to
But the offstage buzzer is sounding: `Wrong!'
According to George Bonser:
> On 4 Apr 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > It is the *next* release of X that will be non-free. The present release
> > will remain free and remain available, and XFree86 will continue to
> > maintain and support it.
> Stop! XFree will ALWAYS be free. It will continue to evolve in future
> releases. XFree might diverge over time from OpenGroup's X but if more
> systems use XFree than OpenGroup's X they become moot.
> I think you will realize that OpenGroup has simply shot themselves in the
> foot bigtime.
Yep... Foot and head. Any further such divisiveness and
the commercial UNIX and X operations are going to go down
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