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

Jon Trulson jon at
Tue Sep 18 15:14:29 PDT 2007

On Thu, 6 Sep 2007, Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:

> Daniel Stone wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 06:34:27PM -0300, Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:

>  Hopefully a discussion like this one can reach the proper
> people. There is nothing preventing a GPL X server, the same way
> there is nothing preventing Linux, but I am sure there are people
> that would be more comfortable if it did not exist.  For some weird
> reason, people prefer to have KDE vs Gnome, or Linux vs BSD, etc.
> but only one X.  The code you talk about is trivial, not something
> one would write in a weekend, but doesn't require a group of genius
> people to (re)write. 

   But what would be the point??  What would you gain?

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

    Hehe, you've never looked at the code have you?


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

   Well as the standard is open, you could rewrite the whole damn thing
   from scratch if you wanted to.

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

    I would support the notion of not shoving stalmanist dogma into X,
    but that's just me.

Jon Trulson
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