[Mesa-dev] [RFC PATCH] automake: add support to src/glsl/

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Wed Sep 28 22:38:58 PDT 2011

On 09/28/11 09:58 AM, Miles Bader wrote:
> On , Matt Turner<mattst88 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> [1] http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2011-June/022724.html
> Thanks, that explains the significance of 2.62 -- but it doesn't
> actually explain the problem; it just says "In order to build it, I
> would have to accept GPLv3 (which is not acceptable)".
> _Why_ is the GPLv3 "not acceptable", when the GPLv2 was?

Note his employer, which is well known as not accepting the GPLv3,
possibly due to it being a mobile phone manufacturer, and the GPLv3's
free patent license grant not fitting well with the current mobile phone
environment in which every manufacturer is involved in more patent
infringement lawsuits & countersuits than anyone wants to consider.

Since most developers on the X & Mesa projects are doing it as part of
our paid employment, we are subject to the constraints of the licenses
our employers are willing to accept, and no amount of logic or arguments
from outsiders can trump company policy.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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