Re: [XFree86] Announcement: Modification to the base XFree86(TM) license.
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--- On Mon 02/02, Stuart Anderson < anderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote: From: Stuart Anderson [mailto: anderson@xxxxxxxxxxxx] To: forum@xxxxxxxxxxx Cc: forum@xxxxxxxxxxx Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 11:41:10 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: [XFree86] Announcement: Modification to the base XFree86(TM) license. On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, georgina wrote:<br><br>> You know that's a funny comment. I was over at the X.org site reading their<br>> mail haphazardly and one of the great comments came from Stu Anderson ala<br>> the XC, XF86 core, Metrolink and more recently netSweng and X.org, where he<br>> said, and sadly I paraphrase, That this would have the effect of us forking<br>> ourselves!<br><br>Please don't paraphrase. It completely changes the statement, and just<br>introduces more inaccuracy and ill will into this situation.<br><br>The exact quote is:<br><br> It looks like it has an impact on importing this new version of the code<br> into the X.Org tree and modular trees, effectively forcing a fork.<br><br>The context is that there are copies of the XFree86 tree to which additional<br>work is being done. Thus far, the methodology has been to keep these trees<br>in sync with the XFree86 tree to the extent possible.<br><br>The "forcing a fork" part of the comment was based on my prediction that many<br>people would have a problem with the additional requirement added to the<br>licenes, and that they would probably choose not to continue keeping the trees<br>in sync because of it. This in effect creates a permanent fork, instead of<br>a one off development tree as it is now. Not necessarily. You could give credit as the license requests, and if that's too much (and going by the xorg foundation tree et alia it obviously is) you could ask for the code you want to swipe to be re-licensed to you. This is what has been asked of us with the fbdev/ggi and gad knows what else projects....Why not share our pain? Happy Groundhog's Day. _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web! _______________________________________________ Forum mailing list Forum@xxxxxxxxxxx http://XFree86.Org/mailman/listinfo/forum
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