Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 13:03 UTC, submitted by zam001
X11, Window Managers Aaron Siego of KDE: "It would be very nice if our X server could use OpenGL directly for its display and composition. Because then we could have hardware accelerated effects that are not only cool looking, but also very useful. Well, there is just such a project underway, called XGL. But don't hold your breath. The development of XGL has been largely removed from the community and is being done behind closed doors. Who is this company, you ask, that would take the development of something as potentially important as this out of the community and put it behind closed doors? Novell."
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MOST opensource starts as "closed".
by Milo_Hoffman on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:25 UTC
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When you think about it, most open source "STARTS" as closed source.

Usually, lots of open source software starts out as someone working on something all by themselves, and then once it reaches a point where they feel its good enough(aka isn't embarrisng anymore hehe), then they release it as opensource to others.

I REALLY don't see the big deal, sounds like someone just does not like Novell for some unknown reason.

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