glib dependency for the X Server

Erwin Rol mailinglists at
Mon Apr 3 00:53:55 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 09:38 +0200, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> 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).

What about the GNU C-library, that is LGPL. Does that make it
"unacceptable" for you to use Xorg on Linux ?

- Erwin

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