GPL winelib apps ok in tree? (was: Re: Implementation of "start"
wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il
Fri Jan 17 01:24:11 CST 2003
Dan Kegel wrote:
> /me gets clue
> I read the source for cygstart. It's at
> It's also a thin wrapper around ShellExecute, just like
> my program, but they did put noticable work into that wrapper.
> The license for Cygstart is GPL, and I'm afraid that may be a problem
> for merging. Would the leadership care to comment on whether
> individual directories in wine/programs can be under the GPL?
> - Dan
(I am not a lawyer, but I can consult with one)
As far as I can see it, winelib apps that do not export any
functionality don't have to be LGPL stricly, without affecting the
usability of Wine elsewhere. Personally, I don't see why the DLLs
themselves have to be LGPL, as we don't seem to dynamically link with
them anywhere, but that is besides the point.
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