[PATCH 02/11] Contributing: Specify use of MIT Expat for new code files

Bryce Harrington bryce at osg.samsung.com
Wed Jun 10 11:55:13 PDT 2015

Signed-off-by: Bryce Harrington <bryce at osg.samsung.com>
 doc/Contributing | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/Contributing b/doc/Contributing
index c51b7e8..39c3e39 100644
--- a/doc/Contributing
+++ b/doc/Contributing
@@ -75,6 +75,19 @@ my_function(void)
 	x = function_with_a_really_long_name(parameter1, parameter2,
 					     parameter3, parameter4);
+== Licensing ==
+Wayland is licensed with the intention to be usable anywhere X.org is.
+Originally, X.org was covered under the MIT X11 license, but changed to
+the MIT Expat license.  Similarly, Wayland was covered initially as MIT
+X11 licensed, but changed to the MIT Expat license, following in X.org's
+footsteps.  Other than wording, the two licenses are substantially the
+same, with the exeption of a no-advertising clause in X11 not included
+in Expat.
+New source code files should specify the MIT Expat license in their
+boilerplate, as part of the copyright statement.
 == References ==
 	[1] http://git-scm.com/documentation

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