Linked by Oscar Boykin on Wed 25th Feb 2004 08:59 UTC
X11, Window Managers For the past year, there has been a slow and steady stream of news events regarding XFree86, X11, or new X server implementations. To those not paying close attention (and even those who are), the meaning of some of these events may not be clear. In this brief article, I attempt to share my impression on what the changes mean for users of free software on the desktop. It appears that XFree86 is in some turmoil, and it may leave some to infer that free desktop systems will suffer.
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by follerec on Wed 25th Feb 2004 10:52 UTC

how about choosing the individual (or two) maintainers from each linux and bsd distribution to become the leaders. someone from freebsd, openbsd, netbsd, redhat, suse, mandrake, and others i can't remember, to become the leaders. maybe they could even decide which parts they like and handle that. i dunno. but it seems better if everyone agrees to help out. of course there might be clashes with "old-and-stable" vs "latest-features" and "bsd" vs "gpl".