Updating Debian X FAQ to mention X.Org/X11R6.7 plans
The Debian X FAQ is conspicuously silent about the whole X licensing
issue. It does mention X.Org but its commentary dates from 1999,
saying that X.Org supervised the X11R6.5.1 release. The FAQ also
says the XFree86 Project "release their X servers under licensing
terms identical to that of the freely available X sources". It
concludes, "XFree86 is thus the superset of the X Window System that
is used by the Debian GNU/Linux system."
I presume from occasional comments on this list that the plan is
(someday soon) to switch everything over to base the Debian packages
on the X.Org releases.
If so, I merely suggest putting a sentence or paragraph about those
plans in the FAQ, and removing the no longer accurate comments about
If not, I'm merely confused -- and perhaps the FAQ should say
something rather than nothing.