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

Jim Gettys Jim.Gettys at
Mon Sep 20 10:32:48 PDT 2004

Also note the embedded issue raised during the Cairo relicencing
discussion, however.  We have a lot of embedded X use both
historically and going forward; I know that hasn't occurred much
in the DRI part of the world, but it is commonplace for X itself,
and can be expected to be common in the future for DRI as well.

We need to understand that issue better, as my strawman states.
				- 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.

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