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From "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffu...@tutopia.com>
Subject Re: hwpfilter/source/ksc5601.h - header from GNU c library
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:09:04 GMT

--- On Thu, 9/29/11, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
...
> 
> OK.  So [4] is a permissive license for all files in
> the directory.
> This may seen odd, coming from the FSF, but they encourage
> this is some cases, such as when the code is very small,
> or where the code promotes the use of an open standard
> that competes against a proprietary standard.
> 
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-recommendations.html
> 

FWIW, What happened here is that the XFree86 guys
only uses code under MIT/BSD licenses, so they
contacted the FSF and got the permission from them. 

The X.org guys forked from XFree86 and I see they removed
the XFree86 CVS tags. Normal practice is keep the tags,
for origin reference. 

Pedro.


> > [4]
> > http://cvsweb.xfree86.org/cvsweb/*checkout*/xc/lib/X11/lcUniConv/COPYRIGHT?rev=HEAD&content-type=text/plain
> >
> 
> 

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