Commercial support

gslink gslink at
Tue May 10 08:09:08 CDT 2005

> IBM does very well know the existents of Wine (they even acknowledged 
> that by themselves lately), but may very well not support it, because of 
> inter-relation with MS. As of now (just a guess), they don't want to get 
> into more hot water right now....

Would it be to the advantage of Microsoft to have Wine succeed?  They 
have given Apple much support and at every class for the past several 
years the instructors have had a copy of Linux on every machine.  A very 
good case can be made for Microsoft supporting Wine especially since the 
RH secure kernel came via NSA and may very well become a DOD standard. 
Perhaps Wine should formally contact Microsoft.

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