April 9, 2004

X.Org's first release.

Anonymous Reader writes "The X.Org Foundation has announced its first official release of its X Window System implementation, effectively trumping rival XFree86, from which it originally forked over a licensing issue....
At least one former influential XFree86 developer disagrees with Dawes. "License change can only be done by consensus, and while legally David Dawes can do what he did, it was done over the objections of most members of the X development community," said Jim Gettys, co-founder of the X Window System.

"This could not be tolerated. The MIT/X copyright has been sufficient for over 15 years," said Gettys, an interim board member of X.Org and former XFree86 contributor."

Link: internetnews.com

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