Wine license change

Sean Farley scf at
Mon Feb 11 00:38:24 CST 2002

On Sun, 10 Feb 2002 02:21, Anthony Taylor wrote:

> Brett Glass wrote:
> > At 10:37 PM 2/9/2002, winedev at wrote:
> >
> >> MANY of the best programmers on GPL or GPL-like projects are commercial
> >> programmers in real life.
> >
> > This puts them at very serious risk.
> >
> Sir,
> You have made this claim many times, and asserted various lawyers have
> told you it is true.  Please explain the details.  The GPL and LGPL
> specifically cover source code, * not* algorithms.  How can the act of
> reading *GPL source code expose you to liability, any more than reading
> a novel can prevent you from writing your own?

Apple sued Microsoft based on "Look-and-Feel".  In this case, it was
fortunate that Microsoft won.

Lawyers are not compared to sharks for the heck of it.

scf at

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