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#1 2023-11-30 06:24:15

Altoid
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Shape of things to come? 8^°

Hello:

News from The Register:
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Wayland takes the wheel as Red Hat bids farewell to X.org
Firefox 121, freshly in beta test, will default to the protocol too
By Liam Proven - Wed 29 Nov 2023 // 15:28 UTC
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https://www.theregister.com/2023/11/29/ … pping_x11/
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Reads rather foreboding, but the hack is rather fond of systemd based distributions, so I really don't know how impartial his opinion is.

Best,

A.

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#2 2023-11-30 10:59:01

Camtaf
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Re: Shape of things to come? 8^°

I just wish someone/distros would revive TinyX....... big_smile

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#3 2023-11-30 16:56:07

mrnhmath
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Re: Shape of things to come? 8^°

Salvation lies within ourselves. We don't need corporations dictating what should we use and this community is further proof of that.

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#4 2023-11-30 18:12:10

aluma
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Re: Shape of things to come? 8^°

It started out so well
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#5 2023-11-30 18:39:02

Micronaut
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Re: Shape of things to come? 8^°

aluma wrote:

It started out so well

But then it was bought by IBM... how could that end well? And MS has incorporated Linux, which Steve Balmer condemned as a 'viral' threat, into its own OS. The GNU license and similar strategies worked for a while, but the rent-seekers adapted. They have got new strategies to capture or subvert the FOSS movement and now the movement will have to adapt in return.

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#6 2023-11-30 23:42:57

GlennW
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Re: Shape of things to come? 8^°

I wish I could leave Wayland out of my system.

I don't directly use Gnome, systemd, pulseaudio or wayland with kde5/Plasma.

I wonder Why it is packaged with those dependencies?


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#7 2023-12-28 18:03:09

Micronaut
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Re: Shape of things to come? 8^°

At least some people are working on the broader problem:

https://www.theregister.com/2023/12/27/ … post_open/

What comes after open source? Bruce Perens is working on it

Interview Bruce Perens, one of the founders of the Open Source movement, is ready for what comes next: the Post-Open Source movement.

"I've written papers about it, and I've tried to put together a prototype license," Perens explains in an interview with The Register. "Obviously, I need help from a lawyer. And then the next step is to go for grant money."

Perens says there are several pressing problems that the open source community needs to address.

"First of all, our licenses aren't working anymore," he said. "We've had enough time that businesses have found all of the loopholes and thus we need to do something new. The GPL is not acting the way the GPL should have done when one-third of all paid-for Linux systems are sold with a GPL circumvention. That's RHEL."

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