Synaptics MIT license approved

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Wed May 16 14:32:33 PDT 2007

On 5/16/07, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 04:15:42PM -0500, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > Last time this was suggested, the general opinion was to not allow it
> > into freedesktop since it was and xorg driver that was GPL.
> I think the assumption that xorg drivers are always going to be either
> MIT/X11 or proprietary is probably false. If we have the source, the
> right to modify it and the right to distribute those modified versions,
> why is carrying them on fd.o a problem?

I personally don't see an issue with it as long as the license is
clearly stated.


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