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Bug#257062: i915 support

On Sat, Jan 01, 2005 at 12:54:30PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2004-12-31 04:32:37 -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > We need a URL to a source package, please.
> I added
> deb-src http://debian.uni-klu.ac.at/debian.uniklu/ sarge/uniklu/desktop main contrib non-free
> to my sources.list, commented out the other deb-src lines and did:
> dixsept:~> apt-get source xserver-xfree86
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Need to get 62.5MB of source archives.
> Get:1 http://debian.uni-klu.ac.at sarge/uniklu/desktop/main xfree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8.uk (dsc) [2435B]
> Get:2 http://debian.uni-klu.ac.at sarge/uniklu/desktop/main xfree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8.uk (tar) [59.1MB]
> Get:3 http://debian.uni-klu.ac.at sarge/uniklu/desktop/main xfree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-8.uk (diff) [3349kB]
> Fetched 62.5MB in 38s (1625kB/s)                                               
> dpkg-source: extracting xfree86 in xfree86-4.3.0.dfsg.1


> > More precisely, what we need are patches (untainted by the XFree86 1.1
> > license) that will apply cleanly to our SVN trunk, and people willing to
> > test those patches.
> There's a patch debian/patches/990_i810_i915_from_4_4.diff but it
> could be tainted by the XFree86 1.1 license since it comes from 4.4
> (but the files don't mention the license, so I'm not sure -- they
> mention the authors, though: Alan Hourihane and Keith Whitwell).

If David Dawes has touched any files with a copyrightable modification,
then it is safe to assume that tainting has taken place, since he made a
public declaration on the subject:

  Everything I do is covered by the 1.1 licence unless I explicitly state

Marc La France has not, to my knowledge, made a similar declaration, but
given his feelings on the relicensing issue[2], I feel the safe course of
action is to assume that he feels as David Dawes.

[1] http://www.mail-archive.com/devel%40xfree86.org/msg05959.html
[2] "XFree86 didn't start this.  So I'd talk to your cohorts about their
     justification for such costs.  Somebody, somewhere, forgot a carry."

G. Branden Robinson                |     The more ridiculous a belief
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     system, the higher the probability
branden@debian.org                 |     of its success.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Wayne R. Bartz

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