BSD, Gav, LGPL, Jeremy, and business
Dimitrie O. Paun
dimi at cs.toronto.edu
Mon Feb 18 20:08:11 CST 2002
On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Roland wrote:
> AFAIK TG sells their own version of WINE. Once WINE is GPL'd, they will
> have to give all their code back. So why should anyone buy their WINE if
> they can get all the code for free?
Your conclusion is wrong, since your assumtion is incorrect. Namely,
"Once WINE is GPL'd, they will have to give all their code back." is
false, since they can keep their DirectX implementation propietary.
This is their primary business model AFAIU, and it does not get
invalidated by LGPL. Yes, it's going to be a bit more work, but within
reason (and most likely trivial to the amount of work they do on their
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