26 Mar 2004 cascardo   » (Journeyer)

Yesterday, a professor asked me to help on a project that uses multi-head with X and more than one graphics card on a PC, which they call multidesk. That was my first contact with XFree86 code (besides when I built my LFS). That Int10/VM86 thing is going to need a lot of study in VM86 and VGA architecture from me. Updating to XF86 4.4 was of help, since the computer stopped crashing. I've taken the chance to take a look at the new license that is making lots of people talk about it. It was not that great a deal I thought it was. They are still non-copyleft and now, non-"GPL compatible". To me, being non-copyleft is worse than being non-"GPL compatible". So, still the same old song. Still non-copyleft libre software. Let's give them a chance. So, now, I may decide about working on this project, in this company that does not produce libre software, but works with it. I have a chance of making them change their minds about one point or another, and that would be a start. Let's just wait some couple of days.

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