Synaptics MIT license approved

Alan Cox alan at
Wed May 16 14:49:13 PDT 2007

> This is simply untrue - there's no incompatibility between MIT/X11 and 
> GPL, and it would be perfectly permissable to ship the sources 
> along with the synaptics sources. It's a policy decision on the part of 
> the developers not to include GPLed source, but there's no 
> legal reason why they couldn't.

Assuming no advertising clause this is the case. In the advertising
clause cause there is a real incompatibility. There is also one if you
want to use synaptics drivers with Nvidia binary drivers etc.

The GPL vnc loadable module is also kept seperate of course.


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