VNC on Xorg?
daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Jan 16 15:45:34 PST 2007
On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 06:09:49PM -0500, Alex Deucher wrote:
> On 1/16/07, Stefan Dirsch <sndirsch at suse.de> wrote:
> >On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 12:57:31PM -0800, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> >> Is there any plan to merge this into mainline Xorg? That'd be a nice
> >> win. I've been pulling the xf4vnc CVS and patching into xorg-server,
> >> but it'd be really nice to just have it there.
> >I'm afraid this will never happen since VNC is licensed under GPL, so
> >it can't be integrated into X.Org (X11/MIT license).
> Since Xorg is modular now, why couldn't we add this as a separate
> module that's GPL licensed rather than MIT (unless of course xf4vnc
> needs to be integrated into the xserver; I'm not familiar with the
> code). Then packagers could choose to include or not-include the
> module. Isn't vnc.so just basically a DDX?
Right now, our stated policy is no GPL: only MIT/X11 or
less-than-four-clause BSD, or so. Doing this would be a handwave around
this policy, and I'd rather we changed it for good if we were happy to
distribute GPL code.
And, as it stands, you can't build the DIX and DDXes independently, so
you'd need to build it from xserver anyway.
: Honestly, my only objection is that the BSDs have a
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