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CDE Open Sourced

christurkel (520220) writes | more than 2 years ago

Unix 3

christurkel writes "CDE, the Common Desktop Project, has been open sourced by the Open Group. You can find the source here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cdesktopenv/

It has been tested on Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu. Testers are encouraged to join the project.

Motif will follow in a few months once some legal issues are sorted out."

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First Post (1)

maxbash (1350115) | more than 2 years ago | (#40890477)

Better late then never, I guess. They were only petitioned 6 years ago to do this.

Too little, too late (1)

kiore (734594) | more than 2 years ago | (#40892177)

In its day CDE was great, but that day was a long time back. Open sourcing it might have done some good 10 years ago, but time has passed it by.

As for not fully open sourcing OpenMotif at the same time, it just makes me shake my head.

Re:Too little, too late (1)

christurkel (520220) | more than 2 years ago | (#40893363)

There were too many legal issues with Motif to sort out. It will be open sourced once those issues are resolved. It was decided to get CDE out then concentrate on Motif. Motif will follow in a few months.
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