[PATCH 00/18] Xfbdev Atari and Amiga support

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Thu Apr 25 13:03:14 PDT 2013

On 04/24/13 11:29 PM, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Alan,
>> Or does this code even need to be built for non-68k platforms at all?
> No. I don't think Xfbdev already limits some options to certain platforms?

Not sure about that, I've not looked too closely at Xfbdev's build.

>> (I'm still confused why we just took a big chunk of code for a platform
>>   with no active maintainer, but if Keith's willing to maintain it himself,
>>   that's his call.   I do hope we can fix the license before release to be
>>   a standard license, not yet another one-off we all have to add to our
>>   packages to comply with the terms of.)
> I'm open for license changes. What's the recommended one?

The recommended one is at the start of the COPYING file at the top level of
the xserver source tree.   It's key feature over all others is that the text
of the license uses generic terms "authors or copyright holders" so that
packagers & distributors can comply by just adding each copyright notice,
and not adding two additional paragraphs per copyright holder listing the
exact set of warranties disclaimed by that copyright holder.

As you can see from the COPYING file, we've still got a lot of mess to clean
up, but I'd like to avoid making it worse in the interim.   (And please do
add your copyright notice to the set in the COPYING file in your patch, so
we don't have to remember to do it later.)

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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