Xorg Now GPL??

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 00:18:32 PDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 5:17 PM, vehemens <vehemens at verizon.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 August 2008 09:53:05 pm Dave Airlie wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 2:43 PM, vehemens <vehemens at verizon.net> wrote:
>> > After reading what's been happening on dri-devel, I have to ask if the
>> > plan is to GPL a major component of the xserver?
>> where'd you learn to read?
>> Dave.
> Using constructs such as idr that are GPL, effectively makes the driver GPL,
> per your email:
> List:       dri-devel
> Subject:    Re: DRM development process wiki page..
> From:       "Dave Airlie" <airlied () gmail ! com>
> Date:       2008-08-27 3:35:40
> ...
> However I am sure that we will see more of a push towards using Linux
> constructs in dri drivers, things like
> idr, list.h, locking constructs are too much of a pain to reinvent for
> every driver..
> ...

These are in-kernel modules, an idr as of itself isn't GPL, the idr
code is, you can write another idr using the same interface from
scratch under BSD license...

The point is we already use idrs in the drm kernel modules just not in
the shared driver code.


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