From: John P . Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Thu 23 Sep 1999 - 11:16:25 IST
On Thu, Sep 23, 1999 at 11:02:17AM +0100, Caolan McNamara mentioned:
> On 23-Sep-99 John P . Looney wrote:
> > Is it just me, or are there parallels between Corels "Closed" beta test
> >program, and XFree86's closed source-until-release program ?
> No because xfree actually writes the software that they release themselves,
> so they can do what they want with them as much as they like. Corel didnt
> write the stuff that they had the legalese about not showing anyone else
> attached to.
True I suppose. How difficult is it to be a XF86 registered developer ? I
assume the don't really care for lurker types that download CVS every few
weeks, & try it out, and maybe mail a bug report or two to them ?
> If it was freeware or bsd corel would have been home dry, the gpl tag is
> the kicker than nails them down.
Indeed. BSD is very ... dreamy.
-- Microsoft. The best reason in the world to drink beer.
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