Yeelong and SiliconMotion driver: asking for developers

Daniel Stone daniel at
Tue Mar 16 15:31:20 PDT 2010


On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 05:19:40PM -0400, Daniel Clark wrote:
> 2010/3/16 Bridgman, John <John.Bridgman at>:
> > Ahh, that makes sense -- so the relicensing from X11 to GPLv2 already happened, and the proposed relicensing was going to be from GPLv2 to v3. Asking if the code can be licensed back to X11 (allowing use in the project) certainly sounds like a good next step.
> I'm glad we got that misunderstanding out of the way.
> If anyone is psyched to work on this, but doesn't have hardware,
> Brett/FSF and/or I/Freedom Included and/or Octavio/Poder Digital can
> work with Xorg donations people to get a Lemote Yeeloong to the Xorg
> project.
> It looks like this chipset is also in some other stuff, like some
> older Thinkpads:
> (checked and you can get some
> of them for $50-$100 on ebay).

As with all other drivers, if someone seriously wants to maintain it but
doesn't have the hardware, then the Foundation has a hardware budget set
aside for exactly this.

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