Wine license change

Daniel Walker diwalker at
Wed Feb 6 22:17:39 CST 2002

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 07:08:39PM -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > > When Alexandre last brought up this issue, he was very disappointed.
> > > He felt that there was not enough support from the 'silent majority'
> > > of Wine developers for a license change.  His overriding lament to me
> > > was 'No one cares'.  He further felt that since a small number of
> > > major Wine contributors objected, that it was not appropriate to
> > > change the license.
> > >
> > > I would like to ask for a more formal process.  I would like each and
> > > every contributor to Wine to send Alexandre a private email with an
> > > 'Agree' or 'Disagree' opinion, so that he can more truly assess what
> > > the contributors to Wine really want.  The specific question I wish to
> > > pose is as follows:
> >       This is ridicules.. If you have something to say then post it to this
> > group. Private emails to Alexandre aren't going to stimulate meaningful
> > conversation.
> I don't think anything in Jeremy's message suggested that conversation was
> a requirement.  He's looking for feedback to get an idea of how members of
> the Wine community feel.  But if you're open to being persuaded that the
> LGPL would be a Good Thing for the Wine community, I can try to oblige
> you.

	Go for it ..

> One thing to bear in mind is that others already ARE forking the Wine
> code.  Given the nature of their work, Codeweavers must maintain a
> separate CVS tree locally; although we're fortunate in that their fork is
> open to backporting to the official tree.  Other companies are forking
> with no intention to contribute back (see; still others
> (Transgaming) have made reintegration of their work contingent on turning
> an profit.[1]  Jeremy is at least being courteous enough to let us know
> where /his/ company is going with the Wine code, and is inviting the rest
> of the Wine community to come along with him.

	I realize that there are many forks. That wasn't what I was getting at
.. I didn't get the feeling of him "inviting" anyone to do anything ..

							Daniel Walker

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