Wine license change

Dan Kegel dank at
Wed Feb 13 20:10:24 CST 2002

Sean Farley wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002 09:20, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > Intellectual-property-oriented businesses might not be so happy
> > philosophically with the LGPL, but if you believe the arguments of
> > Patrik and Roger from Dec 18th or so, which say the LGPL is powerless
> > to prevent companies from linking in proprietary extensions, they
> > ought to be able to cope.
> If this is true, why change the license?  The proposal to change the
> license sited that the LGPL would prevent this.  Since it does not
> appear that it can, there is no reason to change what is working just
> fine.

It may not matter too much how IP-oriented businesses feel
about the issue, since (according to many prognosticators)
the future is in services.

I feel quite certain the LGPL sets up a framework which will
result in increased contributions to the Wine project, and
maximizes the likelihood of a vibrant Wine community
and happy Wine users.

- Dan

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