Dr. Seuss, licensing, and WINE

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Sat Feb 9 14:43:43 CST 2002

At 12:01 AM 2/9/2002, Andreas Mohr wrote:
>> To put it another way: To claim that the vendor who provides
>> enhancements to WINE is "making money off of" WINE is akin to
>> claiming that a company that makes accessories for cars --
>> say, fuzzy dice -- is "making money off of" the automobile
>> manufacturer because it is enhancing the manufacturer's car.
>Nope, there is a very fundamental and fatal difference here.
>Or do they sell the accessory at a very moderate price
>- and also include the car for free ??

A maker of fuzzy dice obviously can't bundle the car due to its 
price. But WINE doesn't cost anything, so the maker of enhancements 
for WINE can include WINE and do the integration in advance to make
things easier for the user. This is a good thing, not a bad
one. Both the vendor and the user benefit.


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