[PATCH 01/11] COPYING: Update to MIT Expat License rather than MIT X License

Kristian Høgsberg krh at bitplanet.net
Thu Jun 11 16:38:07 PDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 3:58 AM, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
> Hi Bryce,
> On 10 June 2015 at 19:55, Bryce Harrington <bryce at osg.samsung.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> In practical terms, the most notable change is the dropping of the
>> no-advertising clause.
>> Signed-off-by: Bryce Harrington <bryce at osg.samsung.com>
> Thanks for these. For all code copyright to myself or Collabora, Ltd.,
> as well as the code written by myself and copyright Intel Corporation,
> this patch is:
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Stone <daniels at collabora.com>

Thanks Bryce.

Signed-off-by: Kristian Høgsberg <krh at bitplanet.net>

> Cheers,
> Daniel
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