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

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Mon Jun 15 22:10:44 PDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 12:16:31PM +1000, 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

just as a follow-up notice, this patch is now pushed.


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