Software Freedom Conservancy

Steven Edwards winehacker at
Sat Apr 1 01:03:07 CST 2006


On 4/1/06, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> A while back I began seriously thinking about the possibility of
> nonprofit status and began researching into all sorts of grants and
> fundraising sources that Wine could potentially tap.  Needless to say,
> now I have reason to dig up my notes and look into it further.

I did quite a lot of work with this for the ReactOS project and
actually did all the paperwork required so I am happy to help in any
way. ReactOS does not get nearly as much support as Wine does and so
it mostly amounted to a waste of time and money for me. I have decided
to disband the ReactOS Foundation due to this and a number of other
reasons but I think the time has come for a Wine Foundation.

If Wine is every going to get the support it needs beyond CodeWeavers
I think there needs to be the organization there to handle large cash
donations in the event IBM (Gasp) or anyone else ever decides to join
the party.

Steven Edwards

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and
that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

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