Re: Commercial Use of GPLed software.

Alex Belits (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 20:20:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 28 Sep 1997, linux kernel account wrote:

> Is XF86 GPLed? Novell has ported it to netware (so you can run java
> crap).. I dont think they include it with anything (other then the
> developers CD set) but you can download it..

XF86 inherits X Consortium license that is now transferred to Open Group
aka X/Open and "almost aka" OSF (known for Motif, CDE and other poorly
written things, POSIX and other stnadards, etc.). Basically it's the same
as BSD license, but I am not a lawyer to tell if there is any difference.
Definitely no part of X11 or XF86 is GPL'ed, and original X11 distribution
is used as the base for every commercial X11 implementation that I know
about (even though they don't use XF86 servers).