has the LGPL licence fell through ?

Aric Cyr Aric.Cyr at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 00:39:37 CST 2005

Tom Wickline <twickline <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On 12/20/05, Aric Cyr <Aric.Cyr <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It sounds like there is hardly an issue here (provided they do as they 
> > say)...
> > move along, nothing to see here. :)
> Your a trusting fellow I see.
> You should look at this swamp land I have for sale, its guaranteed to perc. :D
> Tom

Trusting perhaps, but not an over-reationist for sure.  Has anyone approached
SpecObs Labs and asked for the code?  Have they said "no"?  This is all just
speculation and hardly worthy of a thread until such comes to pass.  For a
company to (fairly) prominantely state on their product web page that they will
release their modified Wine code to the open source community is reassuring. 
Innocent until proven guilty is always a nice standard to live by I believe.  An
trust me, a small company like SpecOps Lab certainly doesn't want to bring down
the wrath of the open source community down upon it... besides the legal
ramifications, the bad press would be enough to cause the severe problems, if
not force them to shut down (due to lack of customers).

Wine is LGPL as I understand it.  Codeweavers takes advantage of that, as do
other companies I imagine (Transgaming?).  What's one more company basing a
product on Wine code, provided they follow the license they agreed to when they
received the code?  

Give them a chance is all I am saying... 
... and no I don't want your stink'in swamp :)


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