xserver-wrapper licensing (was: Re: [PULL to discuss] Remove kdrive, Xnest, and Xvfb)
daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Mar 27 14:46:51 PDT 2012
Sorry for the excess quoting, I've left it in for context for those Cc'ed ...
2012/3/27 Jeremy Huddleston <jeremyhu at apple.com>:
> On Mar 27, 2012, at 12:08 AM, Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2012-03-26 at 22:06 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>>> On 03/26/12 09:07 PM, Jamey Sharp wrote:
>>>> Maybe I have it right this time: On Debian, there's no problem,
>>>> because /usr/bin/X is a trivial suid wrapper and /usr/bin/Xorg is not
>>>> installed suid. Solaris and other Unixes could take the same approach,
>>> While I've heard about this before, I've not seen the sources for this wrapper
>>> (can someone provide a pointer? all I'm finding in google is man pages & bug
>>> reports that reference it)
> As a warning, this is GPL-2:
> 88 * This is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify
> 89 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
> 90 * published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2,
> 91 * or (at your option) any later version.
> I stopped reading after that point, given that we are likely to do something similar, I didn't want to contaminate myself with potential GPL influence. Anyone who might actually write the code for our version of this wrapper should probably avoid reading the source.
Stephen, Mark, Branden - would you be amenable to relicensing this
under the standard X.Org MIT/X11 copyright, as quoted below, for
possible inclusion in X.Org upstream?
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