glib dependency for the X Server

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at
Mon Apr 3 00:38:56 PDT 2006

Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 09:08:41AM +0200, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
>> No, LGPL is not the same as the X/MIT or BSD license. It has more 
>> constraints.
>> O.Org has firmly stated in the past that it would keep its code under 
>> the X/MIT license, so this is unacceptable.
> This is not X.Org's code, it's ancillary.  You could make the argument
> that there's no usable MIT-licensed compiler, either, so X's dependency
> on same is also unacceptable.

In Eric's proposal Glib gets linked into the X server: you need it to 
run the server.
This is not at all the case with the C compiler (or with autotools and 
other [L]GPL like code already used).

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