Bug 9748 - Possible GPL license in keyboard driver
Summary: Possible GPL license in keyboard driver
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Input/Keyboard (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1 (2006.05)
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Keywords: licence
Depends on:
Blocks: xorg-7.3
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Reported: 2007-01-23 14:52 UTC by Dan McNichol
Modified: 2007-08-20 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description Dan McNichol 2007-01-23 14:52:22 UTC
These two files seem to have originated from GPL code, but there is no 
indication that they are available under the MIT/X11 license.


There is a comment in these files:
/* kbd rate stuff based on kbdrate.c from Rik Faith <faith@cs.unc.edu> et.al.
 * from util-linux-2.9t package */

The file kbdrate.c in package util-linux-2.9 is under the GPL.
Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-01-23 15:08:26 UTC
lnx_io.c is no longer shipped; only lnx_kbd.c, which has been moved to the kbd
Comment 2 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:35:55 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 3 Eric Anholt 2007-08-20 15:39:37 UTC
Copyright notice by Rik Faith is now reproduced in the file in xf86-input-keyboard.
Comment 4 Dan McNichol 2007-08-20 21:09:02 UTC
Do we really want GPL code in the xorg source tree?

Maybe not a problem for Linux, but the sco and usl kbd files indicate they
are based on  lnx_kbd.c.  Are those files infected with GPL?
There may be others...

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