Wine license change

James Juran jamesjuran at
Wed Feb 6 22:10:07 CST 2002

Daniel Walker wrote:
> Jeremy White wrote:
> >
> > Folks,
> >
> > Some recent events have occurred that have made me change my opinion
> > about a Wine license change.
> >
> > However, with some recent events I cannot disclose, it is clear to me
> > that the opportunity for Wine to be used in a proprietary product is
> > too tempting and has caused some harm to the Wine project.  Based on
> > experience, I feel strongly that the potential for harm is great
> > enough that CodeWeavers needs to take two actions. First, we would
> > like to release all new code we develop under an LGPL style license.
> > Second, I would like to open another call for a license change and
> > thereby strongly add my voice to Alexandre's.
>         If you can't be specific , then I can't lend any weight to your claim.
> You say there is a potential threat, but for all I know your just trying
> to scare everyone into a quick decision.

As someone with absolutely no connection to anyone at Codeweavers, I
think Codeweavers' actions over the past two years or so more than
sufficiently establishes the fact that they deserve to be given the
benefit of the doubt in regards to statements like these.  You can agree
or disagree with their position as you wish, but I think such extreme
skepticism is unwarranted and ungrateful.

James Juran
jamesjuran at

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