[GRASS5] Poll to remove XGRASS from source

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon May 29 03:53:19 EDT 2000

on sun, may 28, 2000 at 02:17:25pm +0200, andreas lange wrote:

> it will be sufficent if the xgrass code is stored in a tarball (outside
> the cvs!). no separate repsitory needed. 

i agree, but it will stay in the repository anyway. at least in the old
branches (and then in the attic directories as john will certainly explain 
us.  ;-) )  

as a general rule cvs keeps the possibility to retrieve any version of
the files it is keeping.

> the motif code is open source now, 

mofif if _not_ open source. 
read the first two paragraphs of http://lwn.net/2000/0518/
or: http://www.opengroup.org/openmotif/faq.html
clearly stating:

| does the open group public license for motif meet the open
| source Guidelines?
|     No. The Open Group Public License for Motif grants rights
| only to use the software on or with operating systems that are
| themselves Open Source programs. In restricting the
| applicability of the license to Open Source platforms this does
| not meet term 8 of the Open Software Definition
| (http://www.opensource.org/osd.html).

> but i doubt that anyone from the Open Source communitiy is willing
> to work with xgrass, as Motif programming is horrible complicated
> compared to other, newer window programming enviroments.

I am not sure if motif is more complicated as, let's say MFC >8-)


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