GPL flag for drivers

Egbert Eich eich at
Tue May 15 23:04:01 PDT 2007

Gene Heskett writes:
 > So I thought (this was back in the days when XFree86 was king) I'd buy the 
 > driver from xorg or something named suspiciously like it, for a $20 bill and 
 > had my card duly charged since they claimed to support it right on their web 
 > page.  But when the deal was consummated, that driver didn't work either, 
 > didn't even acknowledge there was a card installed in the box.  xorg, or 
 > whomever it was, denied my request for a refund based on the fact that I did 
 > download the driver and had therefore executed it.

Just for the record: X.Org never was in the business of selling drivers.
Neither the Foundation now nor the old X.Org.
Could it be that you are confusing this with XIG?


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