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 Rayiner Hashem on Thu 26th Feb 2004 21:12 UTC

I don't remember anything on FOSDEM about this. It was mostly in the mailing lists. Try reading the xserver lists for 2003-November and 2003-December to the threads "new device driver features" "dri integration" and "xserver on OpenGL". There is a sub-thread on 2003-December called "mesa-solo status" that is pretty informative. Hope that helps ;)