Has the forum affected XFree86 at all?
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Now the dust has settled on some raging forum discussions, has XFree86 as a project changed in direction at all? Are any of the big issues resolved or decided upon? Do the core developers even consider there a need for XFree86 to change or evolve as a project. * Modulisation of frequently updating components, especially drivers? * Is there any need for a change in governance or not? (At least those calling for it have gone really quiet of late.) * Is there any progress being made for XFree86 to become more encouraging of new developers and experimental code, through branches in CVS or friendly coordination with other groups' CVS? * Is there any hope of XFree86 becoming adopting a more OSS community friendly package state where, rather that incorporating packages such as eg Freetype directly into X, instead the XFree86 team communicate with the Freetype with regards to incorporating features that benefit both projects. * And, after all of this, is Keith back on board the XFree86 development team, or has he been left behind? Whilst some very recognisable faces in the OSS community in general have expressed great desire for some or all of the above points, I can not recall any really encouraging statements from those officially associated with the XFree86 project. Nothing more than opinions, at least. The above, I'm sure, are all questions that those interested in XFree86, as a project and as part of the larger OSS picture, would like to hear an answer to. - Charlie _______________________________________________ Forum mailing list Forum@XFree86.Org http://XFree86.Org/mailman/listinfo/forum
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