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Re: Request for someone to talk to copyright holders



On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 03:25:25PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 11:19:00PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Hi guys,

> > Bug#211765, "xfree86: material under non-free licenses in XFree86"
> > appears to have been languishing for a few months now, without anyone
> > trying to talk to the copyright holders to see if this stuff can be
> > relicensed in a DFSG-free fashion.

> It's worth noting this bug was tagged "help" about 3 days after it was
> filed.  Thanks for contributing to my call for assistance.

> > So, is there anyone here with the time and energy to look into this issue,
> > and ideally others?

> I think someone willing to tackle this one would be ideal enough for the
> time being, as it doesn't just affect XFree86.  Mesa uses much of the
> same code.

> Particularly valuable in this particular case would probably be someone
> who is a known quantity to SGI.

I'm aware of one developer who is currently an SGI employee; I'll check
with him to see what approach he recommends.

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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