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Re: [Xouvert-general] License question

From: Jonathan Walther
Subject: Re: [Xouvert-general] License question
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 21:59:21 -0700
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On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 06:35:58AM +0200, Massimo Santoro wrote:
The question was: "why not make it GPL instead of X11/MIT?"

The answer was: "because we could not recontribute to XFree86"

Then: "GPL would not cause anything <bad> about this, let's not forget it is an independent fork, maybe GPL would make it better".

That is false.  Xouvert is an independant developement branch.  It is
not a fork.  Everything we do, is intended to be incorporated in the
"stable" XFree86 project eventually.

As a branch, and not a fork, it is important to keep the licenses
compatible and consistent, and not to alienate our co-developers at the
XFree86 project.



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