Re: New licence and driver SDK ?
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On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 01:14:22PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote: >Hello, > >A new problem with the new licence was taken to my attention, concerning >the SDK. It seems some files of the SDK, which are linked with the >hardware drivers may be affected by the licence change, which would >preclude pure GPLed third party drivers. > >I have not checked actual files that may be concerned yet, but do the >XFree86 Project have an opinion already on this point ? Why are you asking us? The XFree86 licence does not place any specific requirements on what licences may be used by drivers or other code. This is a question that only the driver author can answer. If the driver author takes a strict view of the interpretation of the GPL, then they have a problem. But they had a problem before if their driver was ever loaded into the XFree86 server executable at the same time as the GLX module, which has always been GPL-incompatible. The GPL FAQ gives an example of how such problems, if the author considers them so, can be resolved with an exception clause. But like I said, this is something that only the driver author can answer. David _______________________________________________ Forum mailing list Forum@xxxxxxxxxxx http://XFree86.Org/mailman/listinfo/forum
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