GPL and missing licenses in xf86-input-keyboard? (was Re: [ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-keyboard1.2.2)
Jeremy C. Reed
reed at reedmedia.net
Thu Sep 6 05:45:02 PDT 2007
On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I worded that wrong. I meant to say:
> Has anyone asked the copyright owner of that code if it can be re-used
> under the standard X.org license (or whatever MIT/X11/XFree86 license
> that might be also in it)?
> I forgot to list in my last email that it is also based on code with this
NOTE: the following license is incompatible with GPL.
We probably shouldn't have even mixed this code with incompatible
On that note, we shouldn't have distributed this xf86-input-keyboard
tarball without including the licenses.
Or is there a newer license for this code released by the copyright owner
that removes the advertising clause?
We need to make sure that every released tarball has a valid COPYING file.
> * Copyright 1992 by Orest Zborowski <obz at Kodak.com>
> * Copyright 1993 by David Dawes <dawes at xfree86.org>
> * Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its
> * documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that
> * the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that
> * copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting
> * documentation, and that the names of Orest Zborowski and David Dawes
> * not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of
> * the software without specific, written prior permission. Orest Zborowski
> * and David Dawes make no representations about the suitability of this
> * software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or
> * implied warranty.
> * OREST ZBOROWSKI AND DAVID DAWES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD
> * TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
> * FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL OREST ZBOROWSKI OR DAVID DAWES BE LIABLE
> * FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
> * WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN
> * ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
> * OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
Jeremy C. Reed
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