GMOME, KDE Developers' Open Statement on XFree86

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at
Tue Mar 25 09:11:40 GMT 2003

Daniel Stone wrote:

> [Moving this off -devel].
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 03:29:55AM +0100, Kurt Pfeifle scrawled:


>>Please, try to get into a habbit of dissipating *informed* comments only
>>about $subject. Otherwise the impression your behaviour imposes on me
>>isn't turning into a favourable one.
> I've been involved in XFree86 stuff for quite some time,

OK -- this point is for you.

> and was
> involved in this debate before it started, to an extent. Keep the
> ad-hominem attacks out of it; doubly so when you're wrong.

OK -- I was wrong in my polemic. I am still right in pointing out that
there even was an appeal from the XFree86 team to the public for
comments. (Which you might have been familiar with -- but which most
other readers of your objections were certainly not.)


>>>What next, a statement saying "vote [1] tbm for
>>Get over it. Nothing like that is in the statement.
> It's interference in another project's politics, pure and simple.

Responding soberly to an "Invitation for public discussion about the
future of X", issued last Thursday, signed by "The XFree86 Project
Board of Directors" isn't an interference to complain about. Even more


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