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SubjectRe: New proposed DRM interface design
On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 13:07:37 +0100, Alan Cox <> wrote:
> On Sad, 2004-09-04 at 19:03, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > This does add some work to the BSD developers but it would make all of
> > the new code that doesn't copy preexisting GPL code fair game. I have
> > no problem marking any new code I write as being BSD licensed, I just
> > don't want to rewrite 80,000 lines of fbdev code.
> If DRI stays the way it is currently licensed no problems arise anyway
> (beyond proprietary people reusing DRI code, which given the license is
> presumably the intent)
If I copy GPL pieces of fbdev in to the DRM drivers it will pollute
the BSD license and turn it into GPL.

Jon Smirl
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