Libinput X.Org Driver 1.0 Released Following A License Mixup

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 6 April 2021 at 05:51 AM EDT. 1 Comment
The xf86-input-libinput driver that is used for leveraging the libinput input handling library on X.Org Server systems has reached the version 1.0 milestone.

All the input magic happens within libinput itself while xf86-input-libinput is just the shim for X.Org Server usage. After more than a half-decade of versioning it as 0.xx, Red Hat's input expert and libinput creator Peter Hutterer has finally decided to christen its 1.0 release.

So xf86-input-libinput 1.0 is out there today while the changes aren't too significant. The most significant though is correcting the license of the driver... It turns out the xf86-input-libinput license was technically wrong all these years for what was intended. The driver it turns out has been using the deprecated Historical Permission Notice and Disclaimer license (HPND) while what was intended was the very similar MIT license.

With xf86-input-libinput 1.0.0, the actual license text is now properly that of the MIT license.

The few other changes are relatively minor and outlined in the xf86-input-libinput 1.0 release announcement.
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