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Re: fvwm version
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: fvwm version
- From: Gabe f <gabe_1_(_at_)_mac_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 21:01:20 -0400
On Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 11:11 AM, Nick Holland wrote:
If you look at the file:
you can see that it is pretty close to a BSD license.
where is this directory tree?
However, current FVWM code is released under GPL, and new GPL code
ADDED to the OpenBSD tree is HIGHLY frowned upon (look at how much GPL
code has been actively removed this release). Therefore, not likely
to be seeing more recent versions of FVWM in OpenBSD's standard
If that isn't bad enough, check this out:
hmmm, okay. I know there are a lot of other *wm's, what does it look
openbsd's next one will be? If this isn't really thought about yet, I
I could always look at their various licenses...
That is CLEARLY in conflict with the goals of the OpenBSD project. It
appears that this change was later backed out, but really, I don't
care. Read the follow up discussion; it demonstrates some of the
folly of an overly complex license.
Funny that people rarely seem to argue over the meaning of the BSD
An Updated version of FVWM is in ports, if you don't like the standard
version that comes with OpenBSD. A number of other Window managers
are out there, too.
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