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

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Sep 6 14:38:18 PDT 2007

On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 06:34:27PM -0300, Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:
>  Most of the code of the BIG companies isn't even used

This is not even remotely true.  Without DEC code, you can't start the
server, process options, run input events, process any client requests,
send client events.  Without SGI code, you can't send keyboard events.
And so on, and so forth.

> or, there is so 
> much changes from XFree86/Xorg people on it, that the original code may 
> be only a few lines

Again, patently untrue.

> and since it is an open standard, one could rewrite the missing pieces
> of code.

Well, don't let us stop you ...

>  I would support the decision of, from now on, not making restrictions 
> of only accepting BSD/MIT style license in the X source tree.

Thanks for your support, we'll bear it in mind.

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