Wine license change

Dimitrie O. Paun dimi at
Thu Feb 7 14:26:01 CST 2002

On Thu, 7 Feb 2002, Douglas Ridgway wrote:

>   * LGPL may well be legal gibberish. Be sure to consult non-FSF lawyers
> as well as talking to the FSF. This is problematic because a gibberish
> license will discourage use. I know that I would be cautious linking
> source with a value of 100M against something LGPL, if I was worried about
> the risk that a judge might decide that by so doing I'd created a derived
> work, and thus had gnuified my entire source.

This is so much FUD that even Microsoft would blush. If this would even be
a _possibility_, no comercial company would release products on Linux,
since they most likely link against glibc. I assure you the Oracle DB is
worth more than 100M...

This is kind of argument that really show, in my mind, that the arguments
pro-BSD are quite weak, really.


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