Synaptics MIT license approved

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Wed May 16 14:05:07 PDT 2007

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 10:59:22PM +0200, Christoph Brill wrote:

> I also have been told that MIT/X11 license is incompatible with GPLv2.
> If that is not the fact, why was I told that this driver can never be
> shipped with the sources?

It's a policy decision, not a legal one. There's a desire to keep the 
main tree GPLed.

> c) move the driver over to and keep it GPLv2 and hope
>    that developers will touch the driver to reflect changes that
>    happen
> "a)" is the most work with no real benefit. "b)" least work but I
> already spent to much time for that. "c)" is what I thought was
> impossible.

I don't see (c) as being a problem, though it may discourage some 
vendors from shipping the code.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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