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Re: XFree86 gone from Fedora Core? WHY!?



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On Friday 21 May 2004 07:24, William M. Quarles wrote:

Hi William -

First I have to admire your ability to p1ss people off while apparently 
conceding nor learning nothing from their replies.  This is something one 
usually sees in experienced trolls.

Secondly, more rot had set in at Xfree than just the license.  The license 
problem was like a big fungus on a tree, you only see it when the tree is 
dying already.  The license was the last straw that pushed the bulk of 
distros away from the XF86 *project*.

> >> Who made the not-very-bright decision of choosing X.org over
> >> XFree86 for Fedora Core 2, and WHY?

Why would staying with the increasingly totalitarian XF86 project would have 
been brighter?  I am interested to hear the reasons that escaped the 
dumber-than-thou folks at SuSE, Mandrake, Debian, Redhat and so on.

Here's an extension to an idea already suggested to you... if you feel 
strongly enough about it, maintain a modified Fedora distro that uses XF86.  
Surely people will flock to it... it's BRIGHTER.

- -Andy

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