wine license change - look at how ghostscript is licensed

dschwarz at dschwarz at
Thu Feb 7 16:44:36 CST 2002

As a non-coder but longtime interested observer of the WINE project, here
are my ideas:

Consider doing what ghostscript does ( New
versions are released under the AFPL license (more restrictive than GPL).
Old versions are re-released under GPL when they are about 1 year out of

This may be applicable to Wine. Like Wine, ghostscript tracks an evolving
API. Older versions are useful but may not have all the latest bells and
whistles. Those that need to be on the cutting edge have to use the more
restrictive license.

How this could be applied to Wine: Going forward, all builds are released
under LGPL. They are then re-released one year later under an X11 style


Daniel Schwarz
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