Synaptics MIT license approved

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu May 17 08:58:25 PDT 2007

On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 04:21:34PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > 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.

Producing a derived work of a BSDed codebase and licensing the derived 
work under the GPL doesn't make the BSD codebase suddenly GPL.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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