March 4, 2004

XFree86 gets underwhelmed by Linux distro support

Asked what the rejections by distros Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, and now SuSE meant for Xfree86's future, project leader David Dawes told The INQUIRER
he is "indifferent to the business decisions of these vendors".

He continued by saying: "I think this provides a good opportunity for XFree86 to cut out the middle-man, and go back to a stronger emphasis on
providing our software directly to the end user as we did in the early days."

David Dawes says he "doesn't see anything outrageous" with the new Xfree86 4.4.0 licence. But Linux vendors disagree, and cite two main problems.


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