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    Phoronix: Keith Packard Talks About The Early Politics Of X Window System + Code Licensing

    At last week's Linux.Conf.Au conference was an interesting presentation by longtime X developer Keith Packard on the early days of the pre-X.Org X Window System, the collapse of Unix, and how his views formed on copyleft licenses for building thriving communities...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...story-Copyleft

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    Xfree86 was also an important phase which Keith seems happy to ignore.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wikinevick View Post
      Xfree86 was also an important phase which Keith seems happy to ignore.
      This talk seems to cover the period before that phase.

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      • #4
        tl;dr Stallman used to come down from 5th to 3rd floor at MIT and rail on Keith while he was paid to develop proprietary software.

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        • #5
          There was a definate ebb and flow through the whole talk, like a jogger walking who regained some energy then stopped for a smoke. The hardware pieces almost seemed like a Family Guy styled segue, except more to distract and feed KPs obvious preference for VAX 8-D

          At the end of the day, the man himself said he had three days to prepare, it was all anecdotal, and he seemed to just enjoy himself anyway.

          It was just nice to watch someone from a by-gone age walk down memory lane.

          So thank you.

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