[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Thomas Winischhofer thomas at winischhofer.net
Wed Jul 7 00:58:25 PDT 2004

Michel Dänzer wrote:
> 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. 

I said "look at", not "copy". "Writing identical values to registers" is 
certainly not violating the GPL.


Thomas Winischhofer
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