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Re: xfree86 license
In some mail from Ted Unangst, sie said:
> On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Darren Reed wrote:
> > So OpenBSD just wants to use the work of others and not give them
> > credit for it, if they don't have to, right ?
> do you feel openbsd is failing to credit xfree86's contribution?
I have no feeling on this. I've just been trying to extract more
information about why the sudden call to arms (and concerns) here
as the original email on this was...light on detail.
Hopefully now everyone who reads the list has an understanding of
what the Xfree86 licence is, what the change has been and why some
feel it is unacceptable, which is a lot more than they had before.
> > Having seen the raucus that erupts when anyone tries to create a
> > derivitive (or fork) of OpenBSD, you've got to wonder whether the
> > OpenBSD project is using double standards here.
> the raucusii seem to erupt when people delete openbsd from the copyright
> in source files. nobody has done that to xfree86 files.
Ah yes, I thought there was a twist - and that sort of change is a sin.