Linked by Adam S on Sat 25th Jun 2005 19:56 UTC, submitted by Diego Calleja
X11, Window Managers A new acceleration architecture is being ported from kdrive by some QT developers, which will make composition managers like xcompmgr really fast and able to do some of the "display tricks" MacOS X has been doing for awhile.
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Oh brother
by Anonymous on Sun 26th Jun 2005 19:50 UTC

I am aware of the patent excuse, but if i am not wrong (when i look to the current situation i am wondering if i didn't misunderstood all this) patent were made so that people will publish their "secret" and it won't be loose. Patent were created to increase creativity.

Your not wrong about that - the purpose of patents - but you're wrong about pretty much everything else, and your hostility shows no desire to understand the situation better. GPU's, to name just one example, are literally a patent minefield. You can't compete in that field without 1) extensive cross-licensing, and 2) violating patents by the boatload. Every engineer in the industry knows this. Can you imagine why they might not want to publish detailed specs without NDA or release open code now? Both 1 and 2 preclude them. And patents are only one reason of many. They are legitimate reasons.

I'm not saying this is right, in fact, I think it's horribly, horribly wrong. But I'm also informed enough to know that the solution isn't calling vendors names and acting like children, it's solving the root problems.