Xorg Now GPL??

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Aug 27 15:17:50 PDT 2008

> >   It would require rewriting a lot of code also, to become fully GPL,
> > but at start would be just accepting GPL code.
> becoming fully GPL would be the end X.  The GPL is not a free license.

Depends how you define free.

More to the point

- X is a protocol definition not a program

People seem to be talking at cross purposes because nobody has said
'server' or 'libraries'. GPL X libraries would be very very questionable.
A GPL X server would really only hurt one chipset vendor who seems to
have a problem playing nice (assuming they didn't just ignore the licence)

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