Strawman licensing policy (was: DRM radeon i2c support and GPL)

Jim Gettys Jim.Gettys at
Mon Sep 20 10:28:39 PDT 2004

I think if you read it again more carefully, it doesn't say that.

Of course, it is a strawman I just put together, so I may not have
said what I meant....
                        - Jim

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 13:25, Jon Smirl wrote:
> This policy prevents code reuse from other parts of Linux. It is
> counter productive to take working GPL code that is specific to Linux,
> rewrite it for the MIT license, and then resubmit it to Linux under
> the GPL again. The policy is fine for the cross platform code but it
> doesn't make sense for the platform specific code.

More information about the xorg mailing list