Synaptics MIT license, again

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon May 21 16:19:07 PDT 2007

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 11:23:04AM -0500, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> 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.

I don't think anyone is really in a position to lecture others on the
licence they choose for their code.
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