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Re: CERT Vendor-Initiated Bulletin VB-98.04 - xterm.Xaw
From: benedict () ECHONYC COM (Snob Art Genre)
Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 12:48:43 -0400
On Fri, 1 May 1998, Allanah Myles wrote:
I have a ethical disagreement with TOG's decision to go pay-to-play
(shouldn't they be called "The Not-Open Group" now?), but once they've
committed to this change, they are entitled to experience the benefits
of such decision - not having to maintain legacy software for which
they're no longer responsible.
They are maintaining X11R6.3: they wrote a patch. They simply chose not
to distribute it freely.
I fail to see what good this policy does anyone. If TOG wants people to
buy X11R6.4, alienating their user base is not practical.
"You have your mind on computers, it seems."