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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by thebluesgnr on Tue 20th Dec 2005 17:21 UTC in reply to "responses"
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"there is absolutely no good technical reason for what is happening, it's purely a "business decision". "

And there's nothing wrong with that. They can choose the development model that's best for them, as the Oxygen artists did. What matters is that the code, when released, is under a free license.
If others are not happy with the situation they can either convince Novell to work with them or they can start their own code. Crying about it won't get anything done.

It would be a different issue if they were releasing software under a non-free license; that would be a serious problem. That's not the case here.

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