Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 00:00 UTC
X11, Window Managers We have some very good news for those of us with a love for the Common Desktop Environment. I'm a huge fan of CDE - I've even dedicated an article to it - so I'm excited about this. CDE has been released as open source under the LGPL, and can be downloaded as of today for Debian and Ubuntu. Motif will follow later.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by whitehornmatt on Mon 6th Aug 2012 10:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
whitehornmatt
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I think the main point is that there's so much code out there designed specifically for certain horribly outdated systems that is near impossible to port to something modern. The more older stuff that gets open sourced, the easier it is to manage a transition to running on newer operating environments.

The need for compatibility with one program often keeps entire networks back

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