Re: Re: XFree86 4.4.0 RC3
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On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> mark kandianis wrote:
> > yeah but why keep making a different named org retaiining all the same
> > players?
> > why didn't they just keep the original one? what's the diff?
> > even alan admits it's same so why bother?
> I didn't say it was the same. The old X.org was an industry consortium,
> the new X.org Foundation is a non-profit open source group much like the
> GNOME Foundation. The difference is membership will no longer be restricted
> to companies who pay thousands of dollars per year and the honorary membership
> of the XFree86 Project, but will be open, allowing the community a much greater
> say in the ongoing development of the X Window System.
Didn't XC membership pay for X Window System development? It appears to me that the people who want the say are mostly the same people as before (ie. industry). They just don't want to pay for it now.
No. The X.org Group chose to reform itself as the X.org Foundation in order to open up participation to a wider range of community members and to respond to the much greater presence of open source participation in the Unix & X worlds since the days of the original X Consortium.
-- -Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith@xxxxxxx Sun Microsystems, Inc. -- Operating Platforms Group Solaris x86 & Interface Technology: X Window System
having no fees means more development not less. i i wish the us government would pick up on that idea they seem to think that more fees is more services, boy are they foolish.
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