Licence information request - GCCMAKEDEP
alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Mon Jan 27 15:46:50 PST 2014
gccmakedep has no active maintainer. I am one of the X.Org developers who can
make changes to it when needed, but have no special knowledge of it.
To the best of my knowledge, gccmakedep was created by XFree86 and is thus
likely covered under the XFree86 1.0 license terms:
(X.Org has not knowingly included any code from XFree86 covered by the 1.1
license, only 1.0.)
On 01/27/14 07:29 AM, Adrian Fry (adrfry) wrote:
> sorry to bug you again but I just realized you are also the maintainer of
> gccmakedep and we have the same issue with the COPYING file
> (http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/util/gccmakedep/tree/COPYING). Can you please
> confirm the licensing of the gccmakedep package?
> Thank you v much,
> *From:*Adrian Fry (adrfry)
> *Sent:* 09 January 2014 12:21
> *To:* 'xorg-devel at lists.x.org'
> *Subject:* Licence information request - GCCMAKEDEP
> Dear x.org ,
> I represent a technology team at Cisco Systems, Inc. We are contacting you
> regarding code copyrighted by you which we obtained from x.org, called
> gccmakedep 1.0.2 11.el6, “gccmakedep - create dependencies in makefiles using
> 'gcc -M' “ A member of the development team intends to use this code for
> commercial purposes and we would like to better understand its licensing terms.
> Is there a license agreement for this code such that it can be used in
> commercial software? Are you willing to release the code under the *"MIT"
> license (also called the "X11" or "Expat" license)*, reproduced below?
> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
> obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation
> files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without
> restriction, including without limitation the rights to use,
> copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
> copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
> Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following
> The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
> included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
> THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
> EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES
> OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
> NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT
> HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
> WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
> FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
> OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
> Looking forward to hearing from you at the earliest.
> Thank you.
> Kind Regards,
> Adrian Fry
> *Adrian Fry*
> Manager.Quality Systems
> SPTVG - Platform Integration & Test
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