DRM radeon i2c support and GPL

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Sep 21 06:48:47 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 21 September 2004 05:48, Alan Cox wrote:
>On Maw, 2004-09-21 at 08:58, Kean Johnston wrote:
>> That's not a statement thats safe to make. BSD (or any other OS
>> that XOrg supports) may not have Linux's I2C driver system. TODAY.
>> What if, next week, BSD gets such a beast, or HP-UX does, or
>Well they can't use the low level Linux code anyway, because its GPL
>licensed and likely to stay that way.
>> If XOrg is trying to be "license agnostic", it is going to need
>> to stay away from the GPL. The current MIT style license seems to
>> be quite acceptable to GPL-centric projects. However, the reverse
>> is not (always) true.
>Thats a shame. I guess its time to take DRI back out of the Xorg
> tree if this kind of extremist view is the preferred one, or just
> keep the kernel code in the Linux kernel and remove it from X.org ?

And can you define what the effect of that would be on how well it 

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