Synaptics MIT license approved
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu May 17 08:21:34 PDT 2007
> As Alan noted, the issue is derivation rather than linking. For this to
> actually be a problem, we would need to hold that the X server is a
> derived work of the GPLed Synaptics driver (thereby falling under the
Or vice versa.
> proprietary userspace applications. I think this is clearly an
> unreasoanble interpretation.
I would talk to a lawyer at that point. One thing that I've found
repeatedly is that the legal idea of derived works is very different to
the apparent logic a computing person will apply to it and the caselaw
they draw on is usually equivalent and not from computing. That makes it
(annoyingly) a very tricky area for non legal people.
On the other hand I doubt X.org has any plans to sue its users ;)
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