Synaptics MIT license, again

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Mon May 21 09:23:04 PDT 2007

On Mon, 21 May 2007, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> 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. 

I think part of the advantage is future maintenance.

By the way, I find it hard to understand a disagreement to the's 
chosen license by those who do X11-related coding work or even use any 
product of the software with these MIT-style licenses.

  Jeremy C. Reed

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