glib dependency for the X Server

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at
Mon Apr 3 00:08:41 PDT 2006

Eric Anholt wrote:

> So, I intend to make the X Server link to glib, and use data structures
> from there.  While glib is a new dependency, it's not *that* large (<
> 380k on my amd64), it's LGPL (so it doesn't affect the ability to ship
> closed X Servers), and probably everybody has it installed already.  

No, LGPL is not the same as the X/MIT or BSD license. It has more 

O.Org has firmly stated in the past that it would keep its code under 
the X/MIT license, so this is unacceptable.

Matthieu Herrb

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