Synaptics MIT license, again

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Jul 20 13:58:18 PDT 2007

On Fri, Jul 20, 2007 at 10:49:04PM +0200, Christoph Brill wrote:
> after asking the same persons over and over again I think it is finally
> possible to do the license change:
> As you can see, 3 of the developers are missing, but agreed earlier. I
> looked through the mails of the first attempt and noone had objections
> to changing the license earlier.
> So from what I can tell we can change the license.
> Note to myself: Never try to change the license of a single piece of
> software again. Just rewrite it ;-)

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 02:52:33PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> For what it's worth, I'm not willing to have any of the code I wrote for 
> Synaptics changed to a license that allows the production of proprietary 
> derivative works. I don't see any advantage to it - with modularisation, 
> it makes no difference whether a driver is part of the core tree or not. 

Seems that you can't.

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