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

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Sep 6 14:15:17 PDT 2007

On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 04:56:14PM -0300, Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:
>  I believe it is a minimal percentage, and I am sure 90% of people that 
> wrote Xorg code would not object to having it relicensed under GPL. I 
> would not.
A very large amount of core code is copyrighted by corporations such as
DEC (in particular), Sun (for Solaris), IBM (for AIX), HP (for HP-UX),
SGI (for IRIX), and The Open Group (a vendor consortium focussed on
proprietary Unix).

Getting this relicensed is the obvious starting point, so I'd recommend
you obtain permission from these corporations to relicense to GPL, and
let us know when you're successful.

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