[Xorg] Fun bug: DPMS randomly starts

Vladimir Dergachev volodya at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 22 10:07:43 PDT 2004

On Sat, 21 Aug 2004, Alan Coopersmith wrote:

> Vladimir Dergachev wrote:
>>> (was the fix done by David,
>>> or just committed by David from someone else?).
>> Stupid question, but why is this important ?
> David Dawes has stated that all changes he creates are covered by
> the new XFree86 1.1 license.

The thing is that copyright laws apply only to documents - not ideas. The 
idea and howto of this fix are free to be coded and since the change is 
very small it is trivially easy to replement.

Lastly, as Thomas has mentioned this small amount of lines of code is not 
copyrightable at all.


                           Vladimir Dergachev

> Others may be willing to license their changes under the older
> MIT/X license instead.
> -- 
> 	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
> 	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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