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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RE[2]: responses
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE: responses"

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"Sorry, but this whole thing just smacks of GPL license fanaticism to me (all code must be Free and all that)"

Actually, complaining about the development model used by a company or individual is not something that I would relate to the Free Software Movement. Free software is about freedoms of the user of released code, and says nothing about the development model; the development model is an idea of people who defend the "Open Source" definition.

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