Xorg copyright infrigement (was: Re: [PATCH 7/7 v2] Xwayland DDX)
mat.jonczyk at o2.pl
Tue Apr 1 22:50:22 PDT 2014
W dniu 01.04.2014 08:53, Kristian Høgsberg pisze:
> diff --git a/hw/xwayland/xwayland-cvt.c b/hw/xwayland/xwayland-cvt.c
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..3566559
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/hw/xwayland/xwayland-cvt.c
> @@ -0,0 +1,304 @@
> +/* Copied from hw/xfree86/modes/xf86cvt.c into xwayland DDX and
> + * changed to generate an RRMode */
> + * Copyright 2005-2006 Luc Verhaegen.
> + *
> + * Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
> + * copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
> + * to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
> + * the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
> + * and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
> + * Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
> + *
> + * Generate a CVT standard mode from HDisplay, VDisplay and VRefresh.
> + *
> + * These calculations are stolen from the CVT calculation spreadsheet written
> + * by Graham Loveridge. He seems to be claiming no copyright and there seems to
> + * be no license attached to this. He apparently just wants to see his name
> + * mentioned.
> + *
> + * This file can be found at http://www.vesa.org/Public/CVT/CVTd6r1.xls
> + *
In the copyright law, the license defaults to "illegal to use in any circumstances".
The fact that the author "seems to be claiming no copyright" is not enough.
So the code should probably be cleanly rewritten or a license from the copyright
As specified in the file header at
which seems to be the same as mentioned in the comment
"Comments, bugs, call Graham Loveridge at 408 934-4394 or fax (408) 262-7989 or
e-mail graham at genesis-microchip.com".
Rev 1.0 is apparently based on some other spreadsheet by Andy Morrish so he should
be contacted also.
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