Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th May 2006 14:48 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
X11, Window Managers Xfree 4.6.0 has been released. New features include security updates, driver updates and fixes, input driver enhancements, Xinerama improvements, and much more. Read the release notes, readme, and installation notes.
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RE[2]: Anyone?
by charlieg on Wed 17th May 2006 16:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Anyone?"
charlieg
Member since:
2005-07-25

Sadly Xorg can't take anything from Xfree since the Xfree licensing (which caused the split) is not GPL compatable.

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RE[3]: Anyone?
by bsd_geek on Wed 17th May 2006 17:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Anyone?"
bsd_geek Member since:
2006-05-04

Sadly Xorg can't take anything from Xfree since the Xfree licensing (which caused the split) is not GPL compatable.

Huh? I thought X.org was under the MIT license. Now I'll have to check, unless someone can chime in and confirm my assumption.

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RE[4]: Anyone?
by Wrawrat on Wed 17th May 2006 17:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Anyone?"
Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

Some parts are licenced under the MIT, but the work from the folks in the XFree86 project is licenced under their own licence.

http://www.xfree86.org/legal/licenses.html

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RE[4]: Anyone?
by JoeBuck on Wed 17th May 2006 19:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Anyone?"
JoeBuck Member since:
2006-01-11

X.org is under the MIT license, but the new Xfree86 license is more restrictive, which is why they can't use the code.

Fortunately most of the former Xfree86 maintainers are now X.org maintainers, leaving Xfree86 irrelevant.

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