Artilcle - loading Windows DLL's under Linux

Joerg Mayer jmayer at
Tue Feb 26 07:14:23 CST 2002

Please move this thread to wine-license!

  Thank you very much!


On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 02:25:18PM -0700, Brett Glass wrote:
> At 03:41 PM 2/25/2002, Nick Temple wrote:
> >I am working on an article about how to load Windows DLL's under Linux.  This system is for stand-alone Linux applications that only need to use some of the logic in a single Windows DLL, not a full WINE implementation.
> >
> >The code has been "borrowed" and tweaked from the avifile distribution (which is GPL'd), originally borrowed from WINE (BSD license), and will be re-released under the GPL or LGPL once the article is published.
> It is not legal to do this. You can't change the license on existing code.
> If it was originally licensed under the WINE X11 license, you cannot legally
> change that. Which is a good thing. No one should be allowed to stamp a 
> virulent license on someone else's work without permission.
> --Brett Glass

Joerg Mayer                                          <jmayer at>
I found out that "pro" means "instead of" (as in proconsul). Now I know
what proactive means.

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