Wayland's MIT License To Be Updated/Corrected
Following the recent confusion over Wayland's actual license and the license text within the code not technically being correct, that text will be updated.
Bryce Harrington sent out the patches today for the in-tree license text to be updated. He clarified the situation a few weeks after the matter was brought to the attention of Wayland developers with the FAQ and license text not matching.
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 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) wherever 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.