Synaptics MIT license approved

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon May 21 04:36:50 PDT 2007

On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 04:46:23AM -0400, James Cloos wrote:
> And that is what prevents from accepting GPL X modules.

The situation is much clearer than this, and doesn't even involve
derived works: X.Org was, historically, an organisation that produced a
weak SI around which people could build real X implementations.  The
licence was chosen to allow people to make their X implementations
proprietary.  The GPL does not allow this, so it is not allowed in the

That's the status quo.

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