Re: Re: Announcement: Modification to the base XFree86(TM) license.
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On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 05:19:03PM +0100, Egbert Eich wrote: > Benjamin Herrenschmidt writes: > > > Losing the ability of porting code straight from these to the fbdev > > drivers will basically kill all my efforts to turn the kernel radeonfb > > into a decent driver as I need to be able to re-use the code ATI puts > > in the XFree version. I suppose the same will happen to linux rivafb. > > Relating to that: exchanging code between XFree86 and kernel has been a > one-way road so far. The GPL the kernel is under doesn't allow us to > port back improvements that have been made to the kernel to our drivers > Even though this isn't covered by the GPL the author of the driver > or the changes could still give the permission to do so. > > I whish there was a better exchange between kernel fbdev developers > and driver developers here. Maybe a decision on both parts on this would be ok ? XFree86 could make sure the licence of the driver code would not conflict with the GPL, keeping the old one for example, and the fbdev driver authors would dual-licence the code, both GPL and the old xfree86 licence would do just fine. Benjamin, what do you think about this ? BTW, CCing this to the linux-fbdev mailing list. Friendly, Sven Luther _______________________________________________ Forum mailing list Forum@xxxxxxxxxxx http://XFree86.Org/mailman/listinfo/forum
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