Should Wine move to LGPL 3?

Marcus Meissner marcus at
Wed Jul 25 14:01:21 CDT 2007

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 03:28:13PM +0100, Damjan Novak wrote:
> On 7/25/07, Damjan Novak <aryah47 at> wrote:
> >I dont think that it matters what the patent covenant covers or not
> >for this to work, all it takes is that they distribute it via vouchers
> >as part of the SuSE distribution, and with some luck in the unfolding
> >of these events, LGPLv3 patent provisions might disarm them by itself,
> >but IANAL...
> >
> On second thought, reading further the text and FAQ of the licence, I
> think Im wrong, sorry.

Also, Wine is not on SLED/SLES, just on openSUSE, which is not protected
by the patent covenant. And it is explicitly left out.

Ciao, Marcus

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