Commit bd49332e authored by Daniel Drake's avatar Daniel Drake Committed by Daniel Stone
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Add proper COPYING file

I went through the entire xorg-server distribution and aggregated all
the licenses I could find (except the questionable GPL files, see my
last mail).

There are many many permutations on essentially the same license terms,
but I have been pedantic and treated slight differences as separate
licenses.

Here is a description of the process I used:

tar xvjf /usr/portage/distfiles/xorg-server-1.1.1.tar.bz2

cd xorg-server-1.1.1
find -name '*.c' -o -name '*.h' | xargs gvim

egrep -Rli "permission|copyright" * | grep -v "\.[ch]" \
        | grep -v "\.in$" | xargs gvim

cd ..
tar xvjf /usr/portage/distfiles/xorg-server-1.3.0.0.tar.bz2
diff -urNp xorg-server-1.1.1 xorg-server-1.3.0.0

git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/xserver
cd xserver
git diff xorg-server-1.3.0.0..

For each file, licenses have been aggregated as follows:

If 2 files have identical license text but different copyright notices,
the copyright notices are aggregated and the license text
is included only once.

Note that by identical I mean really identical, i.e.:
 'AUTHOR(S)' is not the same as 'AUTHORS'
 'KEITH PACKARD DISCLAIMS' is not the same as 'KEITH PACKARD AND COMPAQ
DISCLAIM'

Otherwise, licenses and accompanying copyright notices have been
stacked.

When going through the changes from 1.1.1 to 1.3.0.0 then HEAD, licenses
have been added and removed (so I have reflected this since the original
version of my COPYING file). It's slightly concerning to see that even
between 1.3.0.0 and HEAD, new license permutations are being added. I'd
suggest that a primary license be chosen and this would be indicated at
the top of this COPYING file.
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