synaptics driver MIT license approach

Alan Cox alan at
Tue May 8 15:57:44 PDT 2007

> I wonder if you could write a clause in your will to cover these things.
> Perhaps a website that reflects your views on the code you developed and
> perhaps passes the copyright and all relicenseing rights to another
> coder (i.e. someone you trust to make good judgements - e.g. allowing
> GPL to be converted to MIT like in this case).

You can in a will (speaking as someone who - just in case the bus aimed at
Linus misses - has done so). It's a sensible thing to consider if you've
got lots of open source code you own and you don't want it to end up
annoying your (possibly computer hating) relatives in some future days.


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