[Xcb] License of XCB-XML and GPL v3+

Bart Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Wed Aug 5 09:57:03 PDT 2015

I am not a lawyer either.

That said, if you are asking whether you can relicense specifically X code
such as XCB XML under the GPL (or any other license) the answer is no,
unless you can get permission from all copyright holders to do so. (It's
not your code, so you can't control its licensing.) The project you are
working with will have to settle for including the XCB XML under its
existing license (which should be fine), for doing without it, or for
getting agreement from all who have contributed to it. That last seems
quite hard to me.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 8:47 AM Peter Harris <pharris at opentext.com> wrote:

> On 2015-08-05 09:29, Evgeny Zubok wrote:
> > Can I redistribute XCB XML desriptions under GPL v3 license?
> I am not a lawyer. If you want a good answer to a legal question, you
> should consult your lawyer.
> That said, the GNU project believes that the X11 license is compatible
> with the GPL, which may be good enough for you:
> https://gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#X11License
> Peter Harris
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