[Mesa-users] License issue
brianp at vmware.com
Wed Apr 21 15:58:08 PDT 2010
Vlad Stamate wrote:
> Hi all,
> My company is looking at using Mesa3D (linking against the library) as
> a viable software OpenGL-like library (as a software rasteriser) for
> rendering instead of using GDI directly (we are targeting the Windows
> platform only). I have a few questions about the licensing part of
> Mesa3D. According to the website the core Mesa is covered under a MIT
> license but the drivers are all licensed individually. Looking in the
> gdi folder only one file has a license mentioned at the top: wgl.c.
> The other files in the folder lack that. While I can infer that LGPL
> is being used, our legal department wants more evidence.
> So, my questions are:
> a) What is the license for the gdi driver: LGPL, MIT or something else?
IIRC, the GDI driver is LGPL. I don't recall the name of the original
author of the code.
> b) If we are only planning to link against and use Mesa3D as a library
> on Windows PCs, do we need other components than core and the gdi
I think that's it, but I'm not a Windows developer.
> A pointer to where I can find more information about this would be good too.
Note that there's a second implementation of WGL based on Gallium (the
new Mesa driver infrastructure). The code is in
src/gallium/state_trackers/wgl/ and is entirely MIT licensed. See the
docs/install.html file for build instructions.
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