glib dependency for the X Server

Russell Shaw rjshaw at
Mon Apr 3 19:18:15 PDT 2006

Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Monday 03 April 2006 11:42, Greg Stark wrote:
>>Do any of the closed X server vendors currently ship statically linked
>>executables? How would they feel about having to provide linkable objects
>>so the user can relink the X server with a new version of the library?
> Do we really want to continue to encourage closed X?

X is more free if it isn't restricted by (L)GPL. If no one can sell closed
copies of it in embedded systems for money, then no one will be motivated
to maintain and improve it for diverse and/or limited hardware. Instead, it
will degenerate to being a slow bloated cpu and memory hog.

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