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LinuxPR: David Dawes, President of the XFree86 Project, joins Precision Insight Inc.

“David Dawes, one of the original founders of the XFree86
Project, and its President for the last seven years, has decided to
join Precision Insight Inc. (PI) David is an Australian citizen and
will be moving to the US to work at PI as soon as the appropriate
visa is secured. David will continue to also serve as the
President of XFree86, but PI will fund David’s full time work on
tasks related to the XFree86 Project, allowing him to devote his
entire working day to that project.

“PI has put together a development team that consists of some of
the most respected engineers in the open source graphics
development community. Many people have expressed an interest in
knowing more about PI and its goals as an organization, and I’d
like to offer this explanation.”

“PI views itself as a support arm of the XFree86 Project which
serves as a bridge between commercial interests, and open source
developers. As a commercial Independent Software Vendor (ISV), PI
is directly responsible to its clients to meet their product
release dates and their quality, performance, and support
requirements. That culpability allows PI’s clients to offer those
assurances to their own OEM customers, removing a major perceived
impediment for commercial companies in using open source
software.”

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