Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jun 2008 22:00 UTC, submitted by capnix
X11, Window Managers Phoronix has up an article looking at the release of X Server 1.4.1. This maintenance release for X.Org, which many open-source operating systems depend upon for living in a graphically-rich world, is coming more than 200 days late and it doesn't even clear the BugZilla release blocker bug. According to Phoronix, there are more problems for X.org than just this one.
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RE[2]: Comment by cmost
by chrono13 on Wed 11th Jun 2008 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by cmost"
chrono13
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I've seen it more than once that donations to developers who are working on the project for free shows real gratitude in a way that a simple "Thank you." email can not.

A developer that I work with recently received his first donation ($50) for his work on a free project. Prior to this, he had received many "thank you's" in forums and email. The donation encouraged him more than all the thanks. It wasn't the money though - it was the truth behind it. A hand written thank you letter would have had the same impact. Someone cared enough to say "I appreciate your work, and I am willing to prove it."

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