Clarification on my call for license change

Jeremy White jwhite at
Fri Feb 15 08:58:37 CST 2002

On Fri, 2002-02-15 at 09:49, Roland wrote:
> At 08:19 AM 2/15/02 -0600, Jeremy White wrote:
> >Several people have asked me to clarify my original post.
> I just don't understand one thing:
> How does your company expect to make money once WINE is xGPLed? If all your 
> code has to be contributed back, why should I buy it from your company?

    Well, for one, we have a proprietary product that links to
Wine; we would continue to sell that.

    For another, we would continue to sell services to organizations
who wish to use Wine, but can't because it isn't complete enough.

    And finally, we would sell services to organizations that need
to depend on Wine, but cannot do so without the assurance of
qualified support to back up that dependence.


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