Clarification on my call for license change

Marcus Meissner marcus at
Fri Feb 15 14:26:08 CST 2002

On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 11:45:13AM -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
> Jeremy White wrote:
> > We've already discussed the concern with the InstallShield
> > related patches of Transgaming; I won't belabor
> > that now.  But doesn't it bother anyone else that
> > Marcus spent 5 weeks redoing work that they already had?
> > Wouldn't you rather be able to better play Monkey Island instead?
> 	Wine is a _re_implementation .. 90% of the code we write is double
> work, triple work sometimes .. It doesn't bother me that we had to
> rewrite something, since after all that is what we do.. Wouldn't we have
> it easy is Microsoft would just release their source? The real question
> is, if Wine was GPL'd would TransGaming have written the DCOM code in
> the first place?

Someone would have sooner or later (most likely later) due to the immense
pressure on getting IShield v6 running.

Ciao, Marcus

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