[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Tue Jul 6 16:48:47 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 16:20 +0200, Egbert Eich wrote:
> Thomas Winischhofer writes:
>  > 
>  > Well, in reality they don't have to. Looking at each others code has 
>  > been done, is being done and will be done anyway. A bit more of 
>  > cooperation between fbdev and X driver developers (if not identical) 
>  > would minimize this "agony" (if any). And finally: fbdev drivers are 
> There still is a little obstacle that is tied to the license of the 
> drivers. Kernel drivers are GPL. 

The DRM drivers aren't, at least not exclusively.

> To use them as a sample to derive code for an MIT Licensed driver one 
> would have to go thru a 'clean room' step.

The author can always dual license his code.

Of course, this isn't to say I wouldn't welcome one driver to rule them
all. :)

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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