Synaptics MIT license, again

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Mon May 21 06:52:33 PDT 2007

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 12:53:35PM +0100, Carlos Corbacho wrote:

> Well, based on Daniel Stone's latest e-mail clarifying the X.Org position,
> time to rewrite that part completely. Here's a better alternative:
> Tell the developers/contributors that X.Org policy is only to allow MIT/X11
> licensed code, as X.Org's goal (as well as shipping a working X that others
> can directly use) is to produce a Standard Implementation which others can
> then build upon to make their own non-GPL (either another open/ free
> license or proprietary) X - the GPL does not allow this.

For what it's worth, I'm not willing to have any of the code I wrote for 
Synaptics changed to a license that allows the production of proprietary 
derivative works. I don't see any advantage to it - with modularisation, 
it makes no difference whether a driver is part of the core tree or not. 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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