GPL and missing licenses in xf86-input-keyboard? (was Re: [ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-keyboard1.2.2)

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Thu Sep 6 08:04:11 PDT 2007

Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> NOTE: the following license is incompatible with GPL.
> We probably shouldn't have even mixed this code with incompatible 
> licenses.
> 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?

What advertising clause?   The one everyone hates is the "You must put me
in your advertising" and I don't see that in the licenses you quoted - the
one quoted about not using names in advertising without permission isn't
a problem that I've seen.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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