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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: beryl

From: Kevin Dean
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: beryl
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 16:42:20 -0500

I'm not sure what the xorg-air package is, but if it's xorg+AIGLX then
it SHOULD all be Free Software, but really, you'll only know that by
grabbing the packages and looking at the license.

AIGLX was merged into Xorg as of 7.1, so it IS Free Software. Beryl
itself is also Free Software.

I'm assuming (though, here is the danger) that the patches in that
repo are also Free Software themselves.

As a side note, if you're familiar enough to do it, grabbing Beryl
from CVS might actually be a bit more fun, often you get the latest
features and the greatest visual effects.

On 2/22/07, Jay <address@hidden> wrote:
I think that AIGLX must be under a BSD or MIT licence since that is what
Xorg is. Am I wrong?

On 2/22/07, Jay < address@hidden> wrote:
> I plan to install beryl with AIGLX on my gNewSense installation. On the
graphics driver issue, I have an Intel 915gm which is supported by free
software. I plan to follow these instructions:
> However, there are a few parts that concern me. The part where I need to
do an apt-get dist-upgrade with this repo:
> is one. Will this introduce non-free software? I have looked around the
directory tree in that repo but I could not find anything that I recognized
as non-free, however, I was unfamiliar with most of the items so even if
there are non-free packages there I probably would not know. I am also
having trouble finding what licence AIGLX uses. Any help is greatly

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