Should Wine move to LGPL 3?

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Fri Jul 13 11:23:32 CDT 2007

Ian Macfarlane wrote:
  > - Samba has decided to become GPL3+ only, as they want the added
> protections provided by the license. WINE and Samba seem like projects
> that may potentially wish to share code (a very quick search brings up
> articles like this, and if WINE
> sticks to supporting GPLv2+ rather than GPLv3+, then WINE will no
> longer be able to integrate Samba code.
This point is actually moot. Samba is GPL and Wine is LGPL. I don't see 
v3 having changed something in regard to that. If Wine wants to use 
Samba code it has to ask the people that own the copyright to relicense 
their work.

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