Commit c4bad434 authored by Bryce Harrington's avatar Bryce Harrington

COPYING: Update to MIT Expat License rather than MIT X License

MIT has released software under several slightly different licenses,
including the old 'X11 License' or 'MIT License'.  Some code under this
license was in fact included in X.org's Xserver in the past.  However,
X.org now prefers the MIT Expat License as the standard (which,
confusingly, is also referred to as the 'MIT License').  See
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/tree/COPYING

When Wayland started, it was Kristian Høgsberg's intent to license it
compatibly with X.org.  "I wanted Wayland to be usable (license-wise)
whereever X was usable."  But, the text of the older X11 License was
taken for Wayland, rather than X11's current standard.  This patch
corrects this by swapping in the intended text.

In practical terms, the most notable change is the dropping of the
no-advertising clause.
Signed-off-by: default avatarBryce Harrington <bryce@osg.samsung.com>
Reviewed-by: Pekka Paalanen's avatarPekka Paalanen <pekka.paalanen@collabora.co.uk>
parent 56a5a890
......@@ -3,20 +3,27 @@ Copyright © 2010-2012 Intel Corporation
Copyright © 2011 Benjamin Franzke
Copyright © 2012 Collabora, Ltd.
Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and sell this software and its
documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that
the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright
notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation, and
that the name of the copyright holders not be used in advertising or
publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without specific,
written prior permission. The copyright holders make no representations
about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as
is" without express or implied warranty.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE,
INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO
EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE,
DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER
TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE
OF THIS SOFTWARE.
The above copyright notice and this permission notice (including the next
paragraph) shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the
Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
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The above is the version of the MIT "Expat" License used by X.org:
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/tree/COPYING
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