About license of input drivers of Xorg
feifaith at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 23:49:54 PST 2009
I really appreciate your help, Alan. Thanks. :-).
2009/11/24 Alan Coopersmith <Alan.Coopersmith at sun.com>
> 余飞 wrote:
> > The context is that our corp wanna diliver Xorg to our customers.
> > And you know there're many packages within Xorg, each with a lot of
> > license declarations. Moreover,
> > some packages have the stub license as xf86-input-keyboard-1.2.2 does.
> > So, could we just collect the license declarations into a single
> > COPYING file and label it as
> > XXX-LICENSE(XXX is the name of the package) since It's time-consuming to
> > figure out
> > whether they're BSD or other specific licence type?
> That's between you and your corporations lawyers and the designers of your
> delivery mechanism for software and licenses. X.Org cannot provide
> legal advice or know what your policies and requirements are.
> The corporation I work for doesn't have us try to classify the licenses
> (they're mostly MIT or BSD variants, but not exact matches for specific
> master copies of either of those), just publish with each package we
> publish a complete copy of all the licenses for the contents - but that's
> based on the way our packages are delivered and the advice we got from our
> lawyers about complying with the licenses and the laws of the various
> countries we do business in.
> -Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith at sun.com
> Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
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