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Re: Mesa license issue?



On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 08:39 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 04:38 -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> > Update: I found this commit in Mesa's git:
> > 
> > http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=mesa/mesa.git;a=commitdiff;h=344c3f7379ab4db749e7e8513be9be8fbb9f126c
> > 
> > It appears this is fixed in Mesa 7, which is in F8, but I don't know
> > where this leaves F7 and whatnot, which are still shipping Mesa 6.5.x.
> 
> I'm not sure that's even remotely legal for Mesa to have committed. The
> SGI Free B license doesn't permit arbitrary relicensing, and without any
> code changes, that amounts to simply stripping the copyright and license
> off the old files.
> 
> Adam, do you know the details behind that commit?

NM, it looks like SGI signed off on that change upstream when they moved
to hosting those files at Khronos.

~spot


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