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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Community is preparing to purge xfree86.org
by blahblah on Wed 25th Feb 2004 20:15 UTC

you can smell it, this license issue is not the central issue, but its a whiff of the real conflict.

this is healthy - its become clear that xfree86.org as group is not functioning. the community is purging them before they infect the rest of the ecosystem. i for one am heartened by the fact that some notion of market economics (even if the currency is goodwill) is functioning in the open source world.