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: Loved CDE
by zima on Tue 7th Aug 2012 01:50 UTC in reply to "Loved CDE"
zima
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2005-07-06

Never thought such a high profile commercial product could ever get open sourced.

You weren't looking around much - Java, Star Office. Arguably also Qt, Blender, Duke3D and id engines, Netscape, Sim City.
And in the OS or DE categories, where CDE is - definitely CP/M, GEM, Symbian, Solaris.

Yeah, open sourcing mostly didn't really help the last four and/or it was done when they were long past their time. Still, kinda neat with CDE, and should be useful at least in ~legacy scenarios.

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