[Xorg] [PATCH] fix configure.ac and Makefile.am to allow x86emu

Jim Gettys Jim.Gettys at hp.com
Fri Jul 16 18:08:43 PDT 2004

> In the longer term it might also be worth switching to a better
> emulator. The Qemu core is much much faster and also more accurate in
> its emulation functions - eg it can run the C&T 655xx BIOS while x86emu
> fails to do this. The core is LGPL however so I'm not sure how well that
> fits Xorg policy.

IMHO, if Qemu is/can be a true LGPL library, it could be used in principle
(just as we use glibc on platforms that use glibc).

What is clearly an insurmountable problem is GPL code/libraries;
there binary commercial drivers get in the way due to aggregation,
a fact of life that while I'm not happy about, is one we can't deal

Given the investments many people/organizations have made in the X code
base, we must be careful that what we do preserves the aggregate
licensing that they contributed to in the first place; ex-post-facto
changes in what they can do with code to which they may have proprietary
extensions to would only encourage forks.
                             - Jim

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