[PATCH libinput] COYPING: Update boilerplate from MIT X11 to MIT Expat license

Benjamin Tissoires benjamin.tissoires at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 07:54:35 PDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 3:46 AM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 11-06-15 04:16, Peter Hutterer wrote:
>> To quote Bryce Harrington from [1]:
>> "MIT has released software under several slightly different licenses,
>> including the old 'X11 License' or 'MIT License'.  Some code under this
>> license was in fact included in X.org's Xserver in the past.  However,
>> X.org now prefers the MIT Expat License as the standard (which,
>> confusingly, is also referred to as the 'MIT License').  See
>> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/tree/COPYING
>> When Wayland started, it was Kristian Høgsberg's intent to license it
>> compatibly with X.org.  "I wanted Wayland to be usable (license-wise)
>> whereever X was usable."  But, the text of the older X11 License was
>> taken for Wayland, rather than X11's current standard.  This patch
>> corrects this by swapping in the intended text."
>> libinput is a fork of weston and thus inherited the original license
>> intent
>> and the license boilerplate itself.
>> See this thread on wayland-devel here for a discussion:
>> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2015-May/022301.html
>> [1]
>> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2015-June/022552.html
>> Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>
> Based on:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2015-June/022467.html
> it seems ok to do this, so this is:
> Reviewed-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>

Yep, same for me:
Acked-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires at gmail.com>


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