Wine license change

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Sun Feb 10 15:07:17 CST 2002

On Sun, 10 Feb 2002, Brett Glass wrote:

> At 12:09 PM 2/10/2002, Francois Gouget wrote:
> >  As you yourself admitted you are not a Wine devlopper. You may pose
> >yourself as a 'potential developper' to try to gain legitimacy, but the
> >truth is you are nothing more than a third party, just like the FSF and
> >Richard Stallman. This makes your comments no more relevant than those
> >of any other third party, Richard Stallman and the FSF included.
> This is what's known as arguing ad hominem. The relevance of a comment
> does not depend upon who makes it.

   Wine developpers have all proved that they care enough about Wine to
devote time to it. Some Wine users have proved that they care enough
about Wine to take the time to report bugs or even to help developpers
track them. In contrast, as you yourself admit, you never contributed to
Wine in any way. So it is unclear whether you came here because you
really care about Wine or because you are on a personal crusade against
*GPL licenses and you just happened to see a headline on Slashdot that
said 'WINE May Change To LGPL'.
   And since you start questioning other people's motives, including
other third parties that have done nothing to influence people on this
forum, it is only fair that your own motives be considered, and to
recommend that people reading your emails assess them for themselves.

Francois Gouget         fgouget at
            Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes.
       That way, if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away - and barefoot.

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