X11R6.7 Release Notes - note the dropping of the 1.1 license.
Posted Apr 7, 2004 21:55 UTC (Wed) by dwheeler
In reply to: X11R6.7 Release Notes
Parent article: X.Org Foundation releases X Window System X11R6.7
Note that one of the key enhancements is that
"only files without the new XFree86 1.1 license are included
in the X11R6.7.0 release."
We are finally seeing the results of David Dawes' extremely controversial
switch to a GPL-incompatible license.
Distributors are now abandoning XFree86, and it looks like
X.org will be (at least in the short term) the new home of X.
I've updated my
essay on GPL compatibility with a discussion on this.
My essay has said for years that GPL compatibility is important
for open source software / Free Software; this is an extraordinarily
clear example of that.
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