February 18, 2004 10:14 PM

XFree86 4.4 with new license getting rejected by more and more distributions

... and not only Linux distributions (Mandrake, Debian GNU/Linux, Gentoo, Fedora Core). Also OpenBSD rejected to use it. Great community show and lecture.

The community is not dependant on the vendor of any single piece of software. When the vendor changes the license, the community can still reuse the older version and fork it. Or people will stand up and create new implementations.

This case can also show us how strong the community is and if different Linux distributors and vendors can cooperate more closely together.


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