What would most aid WINE development?
sdaswani at boalthall.berkeley.edu
Thu Feb 16 14:33:37 CST 2006
Hey WINE Developers!
I've been meaning to write for a while, but I just wanted to update
everyone on the paper you all helped me out with. I submitted it last
semester and I'm glad to say I got a pretty good grade, which is
really poor consolation because the ideas were too late.
Anyways, I've attached it to this message if you are interested.
Thanks to the whole WINE community for your help!
On 11/20/05, n0dalus <n0dalus+wine at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/21/05, Michael Jung <mjung at iss.tu-darmstadt.de> wrote:
> > I think it's kind of ironic that the finding of facts states that it's not
> > possible for technical or economical reasons to clone the Windows API, a
> > statment which in my opinion Wine clearly proves wrong, while not mentioning
> > the legal barriers.
> I think from an economical perspective a project like wine is only
> possible because it's open source, and there are always developers
> coming out of the woodwork to send in a patch or offer a hand. If
> people using wine didn't have access to the source they wouldn't be
> able to do their own investigations into why a certain piece of
> software isn't working, and this would leave it up to the developers
> (who may not have access to the software) to do their own testing.
> Also I think people don't mind running alpha or beta software if it's
> free, but a company trying to sell it would have trouble getting
> enough customers to fund itself.
> Just my two cents...
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