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Tue Aug 30 17:20:58 CDT 2005

large areas that are incomplete or in need of much improvement. That seems 
different than some of the more well known examples of BSD licensed projects 
that's cited as examples of doing fine with a BSD license.
In other words, let's say Wine is "half-way" done (or more). Who would you 
want to complete it? Yourselves or companies that would not contribute their 
code back to the community?

Didn't the fragmentation of Unix come from several companies using a BSD or 
proprietary licensed codebase?
That fragmentation hasn't been a problem with Linux since it was GPL from day 
one. So Linus and the community are still the ones with control and ownership 
of Linux, not any single company.

If several different *competing* companies take off with the existing Wine 
code it will without doubt fragment. In fact it seems like it already has. If 
there are several different proprietary Wines floating around without 
improvements and code available then the Wine group's leverage of being the 
"official source" would diminish in a way that Linux, GNU, KDE, etc have 
manged to maintain with the *GPL license.

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