Re: [XFree86] Announcement: Modification to the base XFree86(TM) license.
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Hi, I'm also not satisfied by this license change. I fail to see what is the real benefit of the project in the new formulation. Most of the users of XFree86 -based product already recognize and appreciate the contribution of the project to the software community in general. The new 3rd clause is very constraining for people distributings CDs or other material that includes XFree86, and I'm not sure if the project has the resources to make sure it's respected by all products that include XFree86. For instance OpenBSD 3.5 is going to ship the code in the XFree86 repository as of now (without a couple of files that already use the new wordings) in order to avoid the trouble that following the new license would cause (the need to print it on the CD booklet). For now this new license has given more bad press to the project than ever, and this is not something XFree86 needs. Matthieu _______________________________________________ Forum mailing list Forum@xxxxxxxxxxx http://XFree86.Org/mailman/listinfo/forum
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