From: email@example.com (David E. Wexelblat)
Subject: If you have a commercial interest in the future of XFree86...
Date: 18 Jan 1994 21:42:10 +0200
Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lars Wirzenius)
[No, this is NOT a GNU-ish "we're gonna get you, you nasty boys" message!]
If you have a commercial interest in the future of XFree86, please send
me a reply to this posting. We are at crossroads with the project where
we find ourselves in need of some financial assistance to achieve our
desired level of customer satisfaction. At this time, we are putting
out feelers to attempt to guage the level of support we can hope to
We have some definite ideas, but are not ready to disclose them publicly.
If you are currently selling products which include XFree86, and would
like to see us continue to release quality software on a timely basis,
please get in touch with me at (replies to this should
be directed there). Please hear what we have to propose, and decide
for yourselves whether it is worth being involved with.
Please understand that what we are planning will have NO impact on the
FreeWare nature of XFree86, its development methodologies, or it's
licensing/copyright terms. If we accomplish what we intend, it WILL
result in higher quality software, of better capability, released on
a better schedule.
And if we fail to accomplish what we intend, XFree86 will not die; it
will simply not achieve the next tier that we desire.
Thanks for your interest in XFree86.
David Wexelblat < email@example.com> (703) 430-9247 Fax: (703) 450-4560
AIB Software, Inc., 46030 Manekin Plaza, Suite 160, Dulles, VA 20166
Formerly Virtual Technologies, Inc.
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