XFree86 core disbands
Just saw that the XFree86 core group disbanded.
Last I heard, the core group had only three active developers, so it´s not such a huge thing, and the message says this is an acknowlegement that the core team was no longer representative of the active, experienced and skilled XFree86 developers, or a place where technical discussion happens ...
This probably means that development of XFree86 will go on pretty much as usual.
However, development of XFree86 has always been a strange beast. A open source project that was developed a lot like it wasn´t (closed mailing lists for years, getting commit is harder than almost every other project).
Also, in the last year or so, it has been... centrifugal. It has spun out people and subprojects, usually not in the best of terms.
I mean, if you look at their mailing list archive, there seems to have been some serious personality clashes.
Those are often not a terrible problem: developers usually have huge egos, large enough that they can shrug off attacks would make lesser egos shrivel ;-)
But put all together, and it doesn´t look like XFree86 is a very healthy developing project. Since it is also a very important one, I hope everyone will chill out, or else, that they will get overheated enough to really make it explode, and that one of the resulting shards will be strong enough.