FW: Win32 XServer

Suhaib Siddiqi ssiddiqi@inspirepharm.com
Tue Nov 16 08:18:00 GMT 1999

> There seems to be a lot of negativity towards this
> project from others.
> I'm not saying everything will be perfect first time, but
> some of the
> responses are almost rude..
> John

Most of the negative comments about this project are comming from
commercial X server vendors for Windows.
They had often flamed me on XFree86 developers list.  It is
that their business interests are at stake, if we could succeed in
having xfree86 for Win32. Free86 server for Linux has kept
commercial X servers prices under control. A while ago, one xfree86
developer on xfree86 list mentioned that a xfree86 for Win32 may
make several X server vendors for Windows go out of business or
force them to sell their product for 50 bucks like they do for
Linux.  Commercial X server vendors have a tremendous interest in
xfree86.org and a few of them try to impose their will.

Last month when some x servers developers flamed the xygwin-xfree
project on xfree86 developers list, I responded that we would
continue to develop and distribute binaries plus code, even
refuses to accept our patches.


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