Should Wine move to LGPL 3?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Tue Jul 24 05:32:02 CDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-07-22 at 19:22 +0200, Damjan Novak wrote:
> Hi! I  just stumbled on this list and discussion, and though to just
> mention a highly speculative, but potentially very rewarding advantage
> of using LGPLv3 for wine.
> According to this opinion at groklaw:
> Microsoft MIGHT end up being effectively forced to distribute GPLv3
> code under the deal with Novell, and hence loose any chance to sue
> about patents any so licenced projects included in SuSE, and I suppose
> wine is included in that distro.
> Given the nature of the wine project, Im thinking it could benefit
> greatly from such potential shelding from Microsofts patent portfolio,
> if things happen to unfold in this very optimistic scenario..
> just a thought...

MS explicitly excluded Wine from that deal anyway.

Scott Ritchie

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