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[4]: responses
by cr8dle2grave on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: responses"
cr8dle2grave
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2005-07-11

_there are actually licenses that require changes to be sent back to the original author, it's licenses like these that open source zealots like to denounce companies like Apple and Sun over._

Licenses really have nothing to do with this situation. The GPL's requirements only kick in when the software is distributed and Novell's XGL work hasn't been distributed at all (which is the source of Aaron's complaint).

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