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For a long time motif has been the de-facto standard widgetset in the professional world. This had one major issue, and that being that the source of motif was not free. We, the Hungry Programmers implemented a replacement called lesstif under a free license to provide a way to use free programs written for the motif widgetset. In 2012, the motif source has been relicensed to LGPL, making the lesstif source redundant and obsolete, as its goal has been achieved, a free motif. As lesstif is practically unmaintained and has serious bugs in the copy/paste realm, I advice to use the Motif source instead of this source.
LessTif is the Hungry Programmers' version of OSF/Motif®. It aims to be source compatible meaning that the same source code should compile with both and work exactly the same!
LessTif is "free software": it is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License (LGPL). You might also want to check out The Open Source Web for a little more information about the Open Source philosophy in general.

The current version of LessTif is 0.95.2 as of May 27, 2009. The code is available for download in various packages.

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2012: Motif released it's latest version under LGPL. We recommend using it instead of our code, because it still receives updates and helps to focus the little development that is going on in one place instead of two.
We are looking for help. Our copy/paste code in /lib/Xm-2.1/CutPaste.c needs some serious attention as it is likely the cause of a lot of trouble. Unfortunately the original authors of lesstif have moved on and the current maintainers are not up to the task. If you can help, please contact us via the mailing list: lesstif-discuss - at - lists.sourceforge.net.
We're moving the lesstif mailing list to SourceForge. Subscribers, please visit http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/lesstif-discuss to subscribe to the new list.
You can send messages to the list at lesstif-discuss - at - lists.sourceforge.net.
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